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Stephen Colbert may still technically only be in the exploratory phase of his campaign for the presidency of the United States of South Carolina, but his Super PAC is releasing TV ads on par with those of former Republican frontrunner Herman Cain. In fact, the Super PAC’s latest ad urges South Carolinians to vote for Cain, suggesting a vote for the now-withdrawn candidate — whose name remains on the ballot — will boost Colbert’s campaign.

Colbert tops things off with an epic forced smile that’s almost as creepy as Herman Cain’s in the legendary “Smoking” ad. Watch:

As usual, no word from the Super PAC on the size or density of the ad buy, if any. We’ll look into it and report back.

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Sen. Chuck Grassley

Reprinted with permission from DailyKos

Last year, Senate Republicans were already feeling so desperate about their upcoming midterm prospects that they rushed to wish Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa a speedy and full recovery from COVID-19 so that he could run for reelection in 2022. The power of incumbency is a huge advantage for any politician, and Republicans were clinging to the idea of sending Grassley—who will be 89 when the '22 general election rolls around—back to the upper chamber for another six-year term.

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