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Manchin Web Ads: John Raese Is An Imperial Storm Trooper (VIDEO)


Here's a video that also goes for the Star Wars angle -- also taking video from that Manchin ad where he distanced himself from the national Dems by shooting a "cap and trade bill" with a rifle. Only now, he's shooting a TIE fighter that was dispatched by Raese to commit havoc upon schools and workers, as the heroic Star Wars theme provides score music.

And this one goes for an Austin Powers angle, likening Raese to Doctor Evil and his laser-obsessions -- along with a desire for sharks, "One-hundred billion dollars!" and other Doctor Evil motifs:

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