The National Republican Senatorial Committee shows how to run against a popular Democratic governor in a state where the Democratic president is unpopular.
Meanwhile, in the Golden State, the increasingly desperate Barbara Boxer is clinging to Obama’s coattails. Note that this president’s rhetoric in Ma’am’s ad doesn’t cite any specific legislation that his California candidate supported. You can support her less partisan opponent here.
UPDATE: They’re pulling the ad:
GOP sources said they expect the ad to be taken down in light of new reports that it was filmed in Philadelphia, and that a casting call was looking for characters with a “‘hicky’ blue collar look,” according to a report from Politico.
The hasty move to pull the ad is a sign Republicans are seriously concerned that the revelations could threaten John Raese‘s (R) surging candidacy in the Mountain State.
“No one at the NRSC, or associated with the NRSC, had anything to do with the language used in this casting call,” said NRSC spokesman Brian Walsh. “We do not support it, and suffice to say, we would encourage our contractors to never work with this outside agency again.”
Walsh also said that the use of actors is common in political ads from both parties.
Left-wing blogs are all over this. Guess they have to exploit whatever they can to gain some traction in a race that is slipping away from the Democrats.