Ad of the day: Rand Paul introduces Obama impersonator
Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul (R) has a new ad out with a voice-over artist delivering a spot-on impersonation of President Obama.
The ad was posted on YouTube Tuesday, and attempts to tie Paul's challenger, Democrat Jack Conway, to Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). "Jack Conway has given me his stamp of approval," says the impersonator (who has been called Fauxbama), "Conway supported me for president, helped bankroll my campaign and even fought to pass my health care plan." The ad concludes with a photo of Conway being tossed between a photo of the actual Obama and Pelosi.
The ad is part of an increasingly heated ad war being waged in the state. Tthe U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Crossroads have been airing ads attacking Conway for his support of the health care overhaul, while the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is airing an ad painting Paul, who was born in Texas, as an outsider. An earlier ad from Conway's campaign uses a 2009 videotape recording of Paul in which he says the "real answer to Medicare would be a $2,000 deductible." Paul says he does not support such a plan, and called the ad "politics at its lowest form."
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| October 6, 2010; 1:51 PM ET
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