Michigan Republicans Probably Have The Worst Campaign Ad Of 2014

Michigan Republican Party ad against Democratic Rep. Gary Peters.
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The Michigan Republican Party may very well have produced the worst ad of the 2014 campaign cycle.

The ad, against Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI), the frontrunner in the Michigan race for U.S. Senate, targets the Democratic congressman over taking money from loan sharks as pointed out by a a Washington Free Beacon story from over the summer (never mind, as Bloomberg Politics’ Dave Weigel points out, that he gave that money back a little over two years ago).

The ad argues that Peters is in the “eye” of some kind of corruption storm that has sharks. Because Sharnado.

“Funded by a convicted felon, connected to a loan shark ring, run by an international gangster who also contributed to Peters’ campaign,” a voiceover in the ad said as a Peters animation tries to avoid a tornado with money-burping sharks. “Gary Peters: Loan Sharknado: coming soon to a voting booth near you.”

Weigel called the ad “breathtakingly bad.”

Watch the ad below:

Peters has maintained a strong lead over Republican opponent Terri Lynn Land for most of the cycle. The TPM Polltracker average gives Peters a 8.6 point lead over Land.

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