Ad of the day: Miller says Murkowski's 'not a witch'
Alaska Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller is out with a new Web ad that yanks a page from fellow Republican Christine O'Donnell's playbook to go after Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R).
The web video shows Miller speaking directly to camera. The backdrop should look familiar and the script should sound familar, since the top of the ad is a copycat of O'Donnell's "I am not a witch" ad.
"My opponent is not a witch, but she sure has conjured up some crazy votes in D.C.," cue the scary announcer voice, boiling cauldron, screaming ghouls and bats (yes, bats) flying over the Capitol building. "On Nov. 2, don't get scared by She Who Must Not be Named," the announcer says loudly, comparing Murkowski to the uber-villain in the popular Harry Potter book series while at the same time reminding/not reminding viewers that Murkowski is running as a write-in candidate.
In other ad news:
- FactCheck.org released their "Whoppers of 2010" -- the campaign ad claims that have veered away from fact and into fiction.
- West Virginia Senate candidate Joe Manchin (D) is out with a new ad, in which he makes his ninth-hour appeal to voters. "I'm as mad as you are with what's going on in Washington," says Manchin straight to camera. He goes on to say both Democrats and Republicans are wrong.
- Americans United for Safe Streets is out with an ad featuring Omar Samaha whose sister, Reema, was killed during the Virginia Tech shooting. The ad goes after Republican Keith Fimian of Virginia, claiming Fimian will not legislate a ban that would prevent convicted criminals from purchasing guns at gun shows without a background check. The ad is part of a larger campaign going after pro-gun Republicans nationwide. (h/t Huffington Post)
- Independent Senate candidate Charlie Crist's new ad in Florida targets former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. "On Tuesday, you're going to choose a path for our state and nation. Down one road is extremism...That's the road Sarah Palin, the tea party and Marco Rubio want to take us down. It's a dangerous road" says Crist. The Post's Greg Sargent points out Crist's change of heart when it comes to the former Alaska Governor, whom he once said would make a great president.
- Republican Pat Toomey is out with this feel-good ad touting the newest addition to his family. The cuteness factor is high on this one; consider yourself warned.
- Alexi Giannoulias is up with his feel-good finale featuring both President Obama and first lady MIchelle Obama.
- The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has put up a new ad going after West Virginia Republican John Raese regarding where his wife is registered to vote (Florida).
- A new ad from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid paints what the campaign predicts will be "Sharron Angle's Nevada."
| October 28, 2010; 10:00 AM ET
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