Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Behind the Ad: Mark Sanford attacks Elizabeth Colbert Busch for her labor ties

By Richard K. Barry

Who: The Mark Sanford campaign

Where: South Carolina 1st Congressional District 

What's going on: Latest polls have former Gov. Mark Sanford (R) almost ten points behind Elizabeth Colbert Busch (D) in the special House election in South Carolina. I guess if you're a Republican in the South and the going gets tough, you attack your opponent's connections to 'big labor."

According to the ad, because she has accepted union donations, a whopping $5000, she will "return the favour" should she be elected to Congress. For some reason candidates who take money from "big business" never seem to be in danger of returning that favor. 

It's tough times for Sanford who can't even get the date of the Alamo right. He ran a full page ad over the weekend comparing his struggle to the Alamo, though misstated the year (it was 1836, not 1863, as he'd written).

Okay, silly mistake, but when things start to go wrong, they continue to go wrong. 

(Cross-posted at Phantom Public.)

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