The Worst, Most Groan-Inducing Political Valentine’s Day Cards (PHOTOS)

Valentine’s Day offered a particularly cringe-inducing opportunity for politicians and their PACs to message against their opponents.

Republicans and Democrats alike tried to have some fun with the holiday, and in the process pulled out every bad pun and online dating profile trope in their arsenal to come up with these political valentines:

From the Republican National Committee:


From America Rising PAC:

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee showed there was no love lost between House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and the Tea Party:

And Americans United for Change made a valiant attempt to drum up support for a minimum wage increase with a mock YouTube dating ad for “Minny Mumwage:”

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) went the cute animal route: “#FridayKitty can haz Valentine?!! HAPPY WEEKEND!!!”

This post has been updated.

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Catherine Thompson is a senior editor for Talking Points Memo in New York City. She came to the site in 2013 and reported on national affairs. Previously, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She can be reached at catherine@talkingpointsmemo.com.
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