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Union attacks Fenty with 'demon teddy bears'

This D.C. mayoral campaign is starting to look more and more like a lot of big-time national campaigns: There are negative ads, immigration rhetoric -- and now, slightly unhinged independent expenditures.

These YouTube ads, produced by the American Federation of Government Employees, aren't quite as deeply disturbing as certain other animal-themed Web ads this election cycle, but they are just as inscrutable. A hint: The "teddy bears" are supposed to represent Mayor Adrian Fenty and his fraternity brothers, says AFGE spokeswoman Enid Doggett.

By Mike DeBonis  |  August 12, 2010; 12:15 PM ET
Categories:  Adrian Fenty , DCision 2010 , The District  
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Um... I agree with the points, but these are just lame. Can't they pay a 16 year old off Craiglist to produce something a little more professional?

Posted by: DCResident3 | August 12, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Yeah we need to work on this one.. But it's something

Posted by: thelildiva4u | August 12, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Teddy bears? Wow! Are you kidding? You are really giving space to this non-sense.

Posted by: politicalrealist | August 12, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

This is the dumbest commercial I have seen. They look like something a child molester would put on their myspace page to woo children.

That teddy bear is just disturbing. The messages are getting buried by the freakiness of the ads.

Posted by: mamaspearl | August 12, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

If you forward it, production quality or not it did its job.

Posted by: CultureClub | August 13, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

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