Luther Strange touts Trump support in new ad; Mo Brooks, Roy Moore launch similar ads

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 08:53:15 PM. The three leading candidates, according to the polls, have released new campaign ads.
U.S. Sen. Luther Strange released a new ad on Wednesday touting the endorsement he received less than 24 hours before from President Trump. The 20-second spot, posted on Strange's You Tube channel, is a straightforward presentation of Trump's backing with no voice over. The ad contains the text of Trump's endorsement tweet and twice reminds viewers to vote Aug. 15 in the Senate Republican primary. Meanwhile, before the Trump endorsement on Tuesday night, Strange challengers Mo Brooks and Roy Moore announced new ads themselves on Tuesday afternoon in emails sent just four minutes apart. And the similarities only grew stronger from there. With the nearly mirror-image 30-second spots launched one week before the Aug. 15 Senate Republican primary, the ads might arouse plagiarism concerns were two classmates in school to submit them to their teacher. The gist of both ads are that the Washington establishment is relentlessly pushing Strange and how both Brooks and Moore are independent of that arena, so to speak. But as Moore seeks to protect what's believed to be a safe spot in the expected GOP runoff and as Brooks, according to polls, is in a virtual tie with Strange for the final runoff spot, the challengers hit on the same themes: Both ads open with visuals of the U.S. Capitol. Both ads hammer Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is backing Strange. Both ads used the phrase "spending millions" of dollars to slam the financial support Strange has received from the...Read more
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