Udall GardnerWe know how Colorado was slammed with political ads this last cycle, and to show just one more would be cruel, but over at The Upshot at The New York Times, they take a moment to talk about the “best” political ad of the cycle, and which of the Senate races were most negative the final two weeks of the cycle.

Interesting enough, when it comes to which races were most negative, Colorado falls in the middle of the pack with just under half our ads in the race between Senator-Elect Cory Gardner and Sen. Mark Udall in the final two weeks being negative.  Seven other states had a higher percentage of negative ads during that same time period.  Then again, the final two weeks were already long after Udall had been so publically chastised by The Denver Post Editorial Board for his “one-note campaign.”  It’d be interesting to see where Colorado fell among all the races if the timeframe was extended backwards.

As for the “best” ad— or, maybe a better title would be most effective— that would go to the next Senator from Iowa, Joni Ernst.  Her primary ad about how she grew up castrating hogs really helped her separate herself from all the other Republicans during a crowded primary.  Really, Iowa?  Castrating pigs?  We guess it’s important to know who your audience is.

So, without further ado, hopefully the last political ad you see PeakNation™ until the 2016 race for the Presidency gets started last year next week.