We have our first political ad using the Paris bombings.
David Vitter, who is running for governor of Louisiana, unveiled this ad today.
Politics in Louisiana is pretty dirty (and occasionally corrupt) to begin with, so Vitter’s ad isn’t very surprising.
His opponent, John Bel Edwards, isn’t exactly warm and cuddly in his ad, either. His alleges that Vitters likes prostitutes more than dead soldiers.
The run-off election later this month should provide a clear indication what effect the Paris bombings will have on campaigning. Polls taken before last Friday show Edwards with a decisive lead in the race.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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