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WATCH: Democrats Reference Sanford Affair In Brutal New Attack Ad

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WATCH: Democrats Reference Sanford Affair In Brutal New Attack Ad


The National Republican Campaign Committee may have halted its support of embattled congressional candidate Mark Sanford, but that isn’t stopping its Democratic counterpart from going on the attack.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released a vicious new attack ad Thursday, accusing the South Carolina Republican of walking out on his constituents just as he walked out on his ex-wife.

“Mark Sanford walked out on us, violated our trust,” the ad’s narrator says over soft-focus images of a man walking down a wooded path. The spot then pivots to Sanford’s ethics troubles, noting that Sanford “secretly used thousands of taxpayer dollars flying to Argentina and then lied about it,” and that “Sanford paid the largest ethics fine in state history.”

“Now he wants our trust again? Maybe Mark Sanford should just keep walking,” the ad concludes.

The language and the Appalachian Trail-like imagery is clearly designed to remind voters of Sanford’s infamous 2009 disappearance and extramarital affair. Sanford, of course, made the Democrats’ task much easier by repeatedly trespassing on his ex-wife’s property, in violation of their divorce settlement — a fact that was revealed on Tuesday.

According to National Journal, the DCCC is spending more than $188,000 to run the ad in the Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA markets from April 19 through April 28.

Henry Decker

Henry Decker was formerly the Managing Editor of The National Memo. He is currently an Online Associate at MRCampaigns.

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  1. adriancrutch April 19, 2013


    1. july860 April 20, 2013

      Better as compared to what?

  2. LaRae Bailey April 19, 2013

    this clown has no business running for dog catcher let alone public office but polls do support the people who are ill informed will vote solely upon the recognition of a name not on their qualities, also by the color of their skin being the same, ie; blacks will almost always vote black, women will mostly vote for women, unless they’ re jealous of them. this clown embarrassed himself, his family, his constituants and deserves nothing.

  3. Budjob April 19, 2013

    The electorate in the “foreign country’ of South Carolina will probably elect this asshole.He is fucked up and the people in S.C.are more fucked up!


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