With a Notorious B.I.G. ripoff riff oozing sensuality in the background, an actor in a new South Carolina first congressional district television ad tries to woo back suspicious voters – while the spot’s narrator urges them to “break up” with career politicians instead.
“I know I’ve spent too much, but what’s a few trillion?” Mr. Sleazeball asks amid a room full of candles – a glass of brandy in one hand and a bouquet of roses on the table. “It was all for you. But I’ve changed. I’ll keep my promises this time. It’ll be different. I’m sorry for all the mistakes I’ve made.”
The ad was cut on behalf of Charleston, S.C. economics professor Teddy Turner – son of liberal media mogul Ted Turner.
“Sugar, just give me one more chance?” the actor implores, blowing a kiss to the camera.
Take a look …
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Genius, right? Absolutely. Well … until that curly haired guy resembling a backup Indigo Girls singer pops in at the end of the spot …
The spot labels five of Turner’s rivals as career politicians – former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford, S.C. Sen. Larry Grooms (R-Berkeley), S.C. Rep. Chip Limehouse (RINO-Charleston), former S.C. Sen. John Kuhn (RINO-Charleston) and former Charleston County councilman Curtis Bostic – although the romantic theme of the spot is clearly a swipe at Sanford and his 2009 sex scandal.
Sanford addressed the scandal in his first ad of the race.
Turner is one of sixteen candidates seeking the U.S. House seat vacated last month by newly appointed U.S. Sen. Tim Scott. He’s also one of three candidates (at least) to launch new television ads this week.