Ad of the day: Angle goes after Obama ahead of campaign visit
A new ad from Nevada Republican Sharron Angle goes after Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid via President Obama, who is slated to visit Nevada on Friday.
The 77-second web video shows footage of Obama from a 2008 campaign ad talking about the dire state of the economy. "Our troubled economy isn't news," he says, "You're paying more than ever for health insurance that covers less and less. This isn't just a string of bad luck, the truth is that while you've been living up to your responsibilities Washington has not."
The ad then switches to video of Obama delivering soaring rhetoric on the campaign trail. At one point during his remarks, the video switches to the photograph of an oil-soaked bird as Obama says, "This was the moment when the rise of the ocean began to slow and our planet began to heal."
The ad ends with black and white photographs of Reid embracing Obama as text cites Nevada's numerous economic problems. Politico reports that the ad will be cut down to 60-seconds and run during the president's visit to Nevada. Reid spokesman Kelly Steele responded to the ad by calling Angle "pathological."
"On every single issue, Sharron Angle's extreme and dangerous agenda for Nevada would only make tough economic times worse," Steele said.
In other ad news:
- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is out with a new ad going after South Dakota Republican Kristi Noem. The ad intersperses shots of children crossing a street with video taken from the perspective of a driver racing down a country road. The announcer says, "Next time you send your kids to school consider this. Noem ran a stop sign three times, because she was in a hurry. One set of rules for her another for us. Just what we don't need in Washington." CQ reports that National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Tom Erickson call the ad "over the top mudslinging that goes beyond the pale." Noem is in a tight race with incumbent Rep. Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin. (h/t Congressional Quarterlyy)
- The conservative gay group GOProud is going after congressional Democrats with an ad that casts Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) as the "Real Democrats of Washington D.C." The ad is a play on Bravo's popular "Real Housewives" franchise. In the ad the announcer refers to Frank as "catty," Boxer as "arrogant," and Pelosi as "in charge." The announcer goes on to say that "under Democrats, reality bites." The New York Times reports that the 30-second ad is set to air in California, Hawaii, Massachusetts and New York for a total buy that is somewhere in the $50,000 range. Christopher R. Barron, the chairman of GOProud's board of directors, said, "We are running this ad because it is time that Democrats were held accountable and because we believe that all voters, including gay and lesbian voters, deserve better than the behavior from this Congress...We believe strongly that if you want to grow our economy and create more jobs for gay people, and for all Americans, then the best thing voters can do is fire Democrats." (h/t NYT)
- The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) is going after Colorado Republican Ken Buck, claiming that, when it comes to abortion and birth control, "Ken Buck doesn't get it." The ad goes over a number previously-addressed issues regarding Buck's position on rape and birth control.
- The DSCC is also going after Connecticut Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon over a memo in which McMahon informed a ringside doctor accused of distributing steroids to WWE wrestlers that an investigation was forthcoming. According to a Politico report, McMahon did write the memo two decades ago. The doctor in question, Dr. George Zahorian, was convicted on 12 counts of distributing controlled substances.
- And last but not least, this ad from long-shot Republican congressional candidate Sean Bielat goes after Rep. Frank for "dancing around the issues." Martin Finucane of the Boston Globe writes, "It may be the silliest ad of the campaign season." Finucane goes on to report that Frank's spokesman said Friday that the ad raised questions about Bielat. "I think this is sophomoric. It's immature. And the question people should have is, 'Do you want a guy who approves or signs off on things like this representing you in Congress?'" The New York Times has a full write-up on the creation of the ad. Happy Friday, everybody.
| October 22, 2010; 2:41 PM ET
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