Deeds TV Ad Tells Rural Voters: McDonnell Thinks You Shoot Your Food

October 5, 2009 7:17 a.m.

Creigh Deeds, the Democratic nominee for Governor of Virginia, has a new ad targeting voters in the southwestern region of the state, where Democrats normally perform very weakly, and where he’s hoping to break through — by alienating them from Republican Bob McDonnell.

The ad implies that McDonnell has contempt for rural people, thinking of them in terms of hillbilly stereotypes: “And McDonnell opposed eliminating the sales tax on groceries because he heard people around here shoot our food.”

Interestingly enough, this ad comes out just on the heels of a McDonnell ad seeking votes in Dem-friendly northern Virginia.

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