Halloween Ad Roundup
Happy Halloween! Here at The Hotline, we're celebrating by rounding up the political Halloween ads from the past week -- from the creepy to the silly:
1. House Majority PAC: The outside group helping Democratic House candidates is up with a spot in Texas's 23rd District going after GOP Rep. Quico Canseco. "A millionaire who had over $700,000 in unpaid liens and taxes," says the narrator in a ghost story-esque voice. "Cansecoooo." The ad takes place partially in a cartoon haunted house, and then shows a haunted-looking capitol building.
2. Congressional Leadership Fund: The outside group working to elect GOP House candidates put out a Halloween-themed ad in New York's 27th District. The commercial goes after Democratic Rep. Kathy Hochul. It features "kids" saying "Kathy Hochul promised us lots of treats. ... But Hochul tricked us, voting to raise taxes on small businesses... Kathy Hochul, tricking us, treating herself." The ad is set to a backdrop of cartoon Halloween images.
3. American Action Network: CLF's affiliated non-profit, AAN, launched an ad that hits David Gill, the Democratic nominee in Illinois's 13th District. "Welcome to Dr. Gill's laboratory," says the narrator, as the ad opens in a cartoon haunted house where Gill is working as a mad scientist. "Home to many frightening experiments. Like Gill's support for the Obama-Pelosi agenda." It concludes that Gill is "an experiment too risky to make."