We’ve been telling you all week about this TV ad attacking Democrat Janice Hahn in the CA-36 race in Los Angeles. Now we’ve talked to the self-described filmmaker behind the ad and to the treasurer of the PAC who funded it. The treasurer tells TPM the ad is so bad he’s considering stepping down from his post.
Meanwhile, the campaign of the Republican candidate who was supposed to benefit from this attack on their Democratic rival says they’re desperate to get the ad off the air because of the backlash against their candidate but that it’s beyond their control.
I should note that to throw together this ad the filmmaker took a short break from his current project — “a post-apocalyptic feature film about the last man on Earth, conservative talk show host Doug Trench, a.k.a. The Trench Mouth.”
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