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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:

- 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."

By Emi Kolawole  | October 28, 2010; 10:00 AM ET
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Ad of the day  
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Joe Miller comes from a state where they can't survive without government kickbacks, social security, medicare, unemployment, earmarks and bailouts. So if I were in Alaska he's be the very last person I'd cast a vote for, his next move will be to secede from the union after all they don't need no stinking government money they can all go hunting and eat off the fat of the land.

The Tea Party folks seriously have their heads UP where the sun don't shine.

Posted by: davidbronx | October 28, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

OK, the ad wouldn't persuade me how to vote, if I had a dog in that fight, but it is fairly amusing.

Posted by: Iconoblaster | October 28, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Just want to remind all Republicans, especially those in the Tea Party, to vote early & often on Nov. 3

Posted by: nyskinsdiehard | October 28, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

go "Taylorsucram" you said it well

Posted by: fairness3 | October 28, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

You Lying SOB, leave the *itches alone, they harm no one with their inane comments. That's why I intend to vote for Satan. At least I know where he stands (in Hell) and what he intends to do (destroy us all). Hmmm, Satan must be a Republican-Tea Bagger. I've seen them all at the same bar!


Posted by: Taylorsucram | October 28, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Just when I think all the crazies are women... Bachmann, Palin, O'Donnell, Angle...out of the midst steps Miller and Rand Paul. Radicals through and through that would be better suited to a militant organization.

Posted by: carolo43 | October 28, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Just when I think all the crazies are women... Bachmann, Palin, O'Donnell, Angle...out of the midst steps Miller and Rand Paul. Radicals through and through that would be better suited to a militia organization.

Posted by: carolo43 | October 28, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

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