Monday, June 14, 2010

Alabama Campaign Commercials

The political ads down here are out of control.

As I blogged about before, GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim James kicked things off with his "This is Alabama. We speak English" ad.

Right now he's in a recount to see if he'll advance to the GOP runoff.

Then the Alabama Board of Education tried to weaken Bradley Byrne's chances in the GOP gubernatorial primary by accusing him of advocating the teaching of evolution in schools.

He's advanced to the runoff.

After that, Dale Peterson made headlines with his ad for agriculture commissioner that heavily featured a horse and gun.

Funny or Die did a brilliant parody of it.
And now Rick Barber, who is in the GOP runoff for the second congressional district (my district!) has released this ad:

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