Awesome! Cali candidate Dan Adler's TV commercial features actor Sean Astin, spoofs 'Rudy'

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Dan Adler, the Congressional candidate running in the special election for California? 36th District, today officially announced that actor Sean Astin has been living a real life role: Campaign Manager. When Dan entered the race five weeks ago, he looked to his friend of 20 years to help him represent the people of the South Bay, which stretches from Venice to San Pedro, in Washington. The actor best known for his work on the silver screen in movies ranging from The Goonies to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, had waited to publicly announce his role in the campaign prior to today. Sean did not want to distract from his intense focus on voter and organizational outreach, staff coordination, as well as strategy, logistics and policy work. However, after a series of strong debate showings on important issues, a myriad ofendorsements from influential and recognizable figures such as Michael Eisner, David Blaine, Macy Gray and Lawrence Bender, along with an influx ofdonor support, Adler and Astin decided to capture the spirit of the campaign by way of a commercial that recalls the actor? renowned movie role in Rudy. Inthe spot, Dan is the determined dreamer and Sean playfully assumes the role of inspirational groundskeeper made famous by Charles S. Dutton. ?e?e running a true citizen legislator campaign against a field of career politicians whose work carries them from election to re-election and back again, as they rotate positions within the system? said Astin. ? have long admired Dan for his integrity, work ethic, straight-talking demeanor, insightful knowledge on a range of issues and his ability to bring people together. He and I share a deep passion for government, particularly when it is run by citizens with real-world experience instead of life long bureaucrats? he continued. ?here is no doubt in my mind he will hold institutions, and the people in them, accountable.? ?his race is winnable? said Adler. ?e just need people to realize that their one vote can really make a difference. Like Rudy, my campaign really is the story of the underdog giving his all in pursuit of victory.?]>

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