With only two months until the General Election, every moment counts, especially when nitpicking over campaign ads.
Wasting little time, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) issued its response to “Here,” an attack ad released Tuesday by House Majority PAC that blasts North Florida U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland.
The 30-second spot called out the Bay County Republican for voting to shut down the federal government in October 2013, as well as supporting cuts to Medicare and veteran’s mental health benefits.
Southerland’s actions in Washington have made things more difficult for families in North Florida, the ad says.
But an email from Katie Prill of the NRCC — subject line “Who is that guy?” – offers a few creative criticisms about the HMP ad, starting with its production values.
“Did you see the House Majority PAC’s latest TV ad in FL-02,” Prill asks. “If you have, you probably have the same question as me – who the heck is this random guy and where did they get that cheap green screen?”
Everyone is a critic.
Next, Prill points out the HMP used an actor — apparently not a resident of Florida’s 2nd Congressional District — to claim Steve Southerland hurts people “here.”
“Where’s here,” she wonders. “The Democrat ad maker’s production studio? Or at this actor’s casting agency?”
Prill also mentions that the NRCC has released its own ads, which she claims features “real people” from CD 2, those who do not support Democrat Gwen Graham.
“It’s sad that the Democrats can only find paid actors to film their spots,” she continued. “Hopefully, if House Majority PAC continues to use actors in their spots, they can at least lose the cheap green screen.”