Rubio Ad Says ‘It’s Morning Again In America’ But Shows Vancouver Skyline (VIDEO)

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Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) latest ad opens with the line, “It’s morning again in America,” but the ad features the Vancouver skyline and harbor, The Vancouver Sun reported Monday.

The newspaper points out that the three seconds of stock footage features Harbour Centre, One Wall Centre and the Port Metro Vancouver cranes.

“It’s unmistakably Vancouver,” the Sun wrote.

The tugboat also features a Canadian flag, according to BuzzFeed News, who first flagged the footage on Monday.

The size and length of the ad buy was not immediately clear.

Vancouver-based videographer Guy Chavasse told CBC News on Monday that he shot the scene last August.

“It’s pretty funny, isn’t it?” he told the CBC. “It’s a good-looking video, no doubt, but it’s pretty recognizable as Vancouver.”

Chavasse estimated the campaign paid $80 for his footage. He said he’s not a “Republican fan” or Rubio supporter.

Here’s the ad:

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  1. He is just trolling Ted Cruz…

  2. Not ready for prime time, clearly.

  3. Terrible candidate has worst staff ever.

  4. Let’s dispel with this notion that Vancouver is not in America. It is in North America. OK, so the shot of that harbor was taken in the afternoon, not in the morning, but let’s dispel with this notion that Vancouver is not in America.

  5. I was JUST about to say that they only thing better than this is if Carnival Cruz did it. It never ceases to amaze me that some campaigns make the most stupid blunders regarding the imagery they use. It reminds me of the time when McCain used a backdrop of Walter Read for one of his speeches. Except is wasn’t Walter Reed Medical Center, it was another place with the same name.

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