A Georgia Senate candidate is taking a novel approach to negatively portray his opponents: depict them as screaming babies.
In a new campaign ad businessman David Perdue, one of a handful of candidates competing for the GOP nod in the Senate race, presents his opponents and most members of Congress as wailing children.
“The decision in this election is very simple,” Perdue said in the ad while a clip of screaming babies with the names Jack, Paul, Phil and Karen on their diapers is shown — a clear jab at Reps. Jack Kingston, Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey, and former Secretary of State Karen Handel who are also running in the GOP primary.
“If you like the results coming out of Washington right now, then pick one of these four professional politicians,” Perdue continued. “It really won’t matter because you know nothing will change.”
Perdue goes on to say that he’s tired of the “childish behavior” by lawmakers in Washington.
That bit comes near the end of the 5-minute long biographical video which devotes a large portion to Perdue’s background. The campaign cut a shorter, 30-second version to air on television.
Perdue has lagged behind the Broun, Gingrey, and Kingston in the race. A recent Citizens United PAC poll found that no candidate had moved far away from the pack of GOP candidates. The poll also found that Gingrey leads with 19 percent support followed by Handel with 14 percent, then Broun with 13 percent, Kingston with 11 percent, and Perdue with 8 percent.
Citizens United has actually endorsed Broun and argued that the fact that the poll shows he can still clinch the nomination.
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Watch Perdue’s 30-second ad below: