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'Daily Show' Reroutes 2008 Trail

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2007 9:28 PM CDT

(Newser) – Jon Stewart’s roll call of presidential hopefuls is filling the coffers at Comedy Central as big-name advertisers sign on for “Indecision 2008,” billed as “Something Approximating Election News With Something Approximating Honesty.” High-profile advertisers are flocking to “The Daily Show” and its offshoot, “The Colbert Report,” the AP reports.

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Candidates who plan to display their sense of humor on the show this month—and risk going down in flames trying—include Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Tommy Thompson . Neither Hillary Clinton, who has never appeared on the show, nor Rudy Giuliani, MIA since 2004, plans to tangle with Stewart this summer. (Read more advertising stories.)

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