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First District Spot Targets “Career Politicians”

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…

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 …

(Click to play)

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.

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44 comments

BigT February 26, 2013 at 3:45 pm

That commercial HAS tO BE AIMED at Sanford. What a creep Sanford is. The guy term-limited his sorry BEEP out of Congress…now LIKE BOB Suck-Wad Inglis, he’s begging back…
That’s disgusting.

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BigT February 26, 2013 at 3:45 pm

That commercial HAS tO BE AIMED at Sanford. What a creep Sanford is. The guy term-limited his sorry BEEP out of Congress…now LIKE BOB Suck-Wad Inglis, he’s begging back…
That’s disgusting.

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shifty henry February 26, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Ok, I like the ad and the actor is great – but, Teddy, you need to get a new hairstyle!

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Bubbas Brother February 26, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Start with a weed whacker and a comb…

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Coiffed he's not February 26, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Nah, part of his appeal is that he isn’t an every hair in place slick politician. We love his curls. We wanna see his baby pics now!

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shifty henry February 26, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Ok, I like the ad and the actor is great – but, Teddy, you need to get a new hairstyle!

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The Colonel (R) February 26, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Start with a weed whacker and a comb…

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Coiffed he's not February 26, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Nah, part of his appeal is that he isn’t an every hair in place slick politician. We love his curls. We wanna see his baby pics now!

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? February 26, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Haha! Brilliant. Now at every debate he needs to show up with an easel upon which a picture of Chapur sits next to his podium, table, or whatever.

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south mauldin February 26, 2013 at 9:51 pm

If I were Sanford, I would bring a picture of Teddy’s wife, and a picture of his nanny.

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diddler February 26, 2013 at 10:54 pm

Turner’s wife is certainly younger and more nubile than MBC. Is the nanny like Mrs. Doubtfire?

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? February 27, 2013 at 12:51 am

Touche’. So, I’m not familiar with the story…did he diddle the nanny?

If so, it’s big balls to make a vid with these undertones.

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? February 26, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Haha! Brilliant. Now at every debate he needs to show up with an easel upon which a picture of Chapur sits next to his podium, table, or whatever.

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south mauldin February 26, 2013 at 9:51 pm

If I were Sanford, I would bring a picture of Teddy’s wife, and a picture of his nanny.

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diddler February 26, 2013 at 10:54 pm

Turner’s wife is certainly younger and more nubile than MBC. Is the nanny like Mrs. Doubtfire?

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? February 27, 2013 at 12:51 am

Touche’. So, I’m not familiar with the story…did he diddle the nanny?

If so, it’s big balls to make a vid with these undertones.

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Thomas February 26, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Teddy! You the next US Representative from South Carolina District One!

For Solutions, For Results, For South Carolina, Teddy Turner For US District 1

US Rep Turner (R-SC)…it sings!

Too bad I am US House District 2, I would vote for you!

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Thomas February 26, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Teddy! You the next US Representative from South Carolina District One!

For Solutions, For Results, For South Carolina, Teddy Turner For US District 1

US Rep Turner (R-SC)…it sings!

Too bad I am US House District 2, I would vote for you!

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Lisa February 26, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Hanoi Jane’s stepchild.

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Lisa February 26, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Hanoi Jane’s stepchild.

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shifty henry February 26, 2013 at 4:31 pm
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shifty henry February 26, 2013 at 4:31 pm
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Bubbas Brother February 26, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Turner may well be the one to beat in this campaign if he plays the game this well throughout the season.

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The Colonel (R) February 26, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Turner may well be the one to beat in this campaign if he plays the game this well throughout the season.

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Mr. Sinister February 26, 2013 at 6:32 pm

I EF’ING LOVE IT!!! In one ad Teddy has blasted every potential serious elected offical/contender without using a single name. This is spot on and orginal (rare in political ads). White Ted Sr may not own TBS anymore he does still have the cell #’s for his old marketing gurus who will run rings around Charles Towne and Jr is using it for all he can. And IMHO if anyone thinks daddy ain’t helping his boy I’ve got a bridge to sell ya.

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Mr. Sinister February 26, 2013 at 6:32 pm

I EF’ING LOVE IT!!! In one ad Teddy has blasted every potential serious elected offical/contender without using a single name. This is spot on and orginal (rare in political ads). White Ted Sr may not own TBS anymore he does still have the cell #’s for his old marketing gurus who will run rings around Charles Towne and Jr is using it for all he can. And IMHO if anyone thinks daddy ain’t helping his boy I’ve got a bridge to sell ya.

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Fred Friendly February 26, 2013 at 6:38 pm

The New York Times reported last week that despite his “deceptive trip to Argentina” Sanford has (a) much broad support among citizens, including high-profile ones (according to polls), (b) much money in his campaign account, (c) experience that undecided voters appreciate, and (d) momentum. The Times says that Sanford is the one to beat. What caught my attention on this TV commercial is Teddy Turner talking with a black guy — “Joe Sixpack” — nodding his head. THAT must have been out of the ordinary for Teddy.

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BigT February 27, 2013 at 8:55 am

You represent yourself as an ugly RACIST. Teddy is a school teacher. He likely has more contact with US, than any elitist bigoted liberal, like you…
Also: I hvae no doubt that a lifetime, trust-fund politician, like Sanford, has all types of contacts at the NYT. That list sounds like it came from his push-pollers. And it’s EXACTLY what the NYT wants to hear, because Sanford is a disgrace, and they like that kind of Republican…

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Fred Friendly February 26, 2013 at 6:38 pm

The New York Times reported last week that despite his “deceptive trip to Argentina” Sanford has (a) much broad support among citizens, including high-profile ones (according to polls), (b) much money in his campaign account, (c) experience that undecided voters appreciate, and (d) momentum. The Times says that Sanford is the one to beat. What caught my attention on this TV commercial is Teddy Turner talking with a black guy — “Joe Sixpack” — nodding his head. THAT must have been out of the ordinary for Teddy.

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BigT February 27, 2013 at 8:55 am

You represent yourself as an ugly RACIST. Teddy is a school teacher. He likely has more contact with US, than any elitist bigoted liberal, like you…
Also: I hvae no doubt that a lifetime, trust-fund politician, like Sanford, has all types of contacts at the NYT. That list sounds like it came from his push-pollers. And it’s EXACTLY what the NYT wants to hear, because Sanford is a disgrace, and they like that kind of Republican…

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finally February 26, 2013 at 6:50 pm

finally… a little creativity.

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finally February 26, 2013 at 6:50 pm

finally… a little creativity.

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Wife Number 4 February 27, 2013 at 2:13 am

Ironic that Teddy Turner is running a commercial with “affair” undertones considering he cheated on his now ex-wife with their nanny, his current wife. Also ironic considering his recent marriage troubles that will be coming out soon…

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BigT February 27, 2013 at 6:30 am

Hey, Mark?

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Lance the Boil February 27, 2013 at 9:08 am

Not agaaain! Maybe the political class should all be geldings. Actually perhaps some sort of artificial intelligence robotical thingy programmed fiscal conservative, libertarian, progressive,… whatever.

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Wife Number 4 February 27, 2013 at 2:13 am

Ironic that Teddy Turner is running a commercial with “affair” undertones considering he cheated on his now ex-wife with their nanny, his current wife. Also ironic considering his recent marriage troubles that will be coming out soon…

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BigT February 27, 2013 at 6:30 am

Hey, Mark?

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Lance the Boil February 27, 2013 at 9:08 am

Not agaaain! Maybe the political class should all be geldings. Actually perhaps some sort of artificial intelligence robotical thingy programmed fiscal conservative, libertarian, progressive,… whatever.

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Cooper River Daze February 27, 2013 at 11:45 am

He is trying to buy the election with his money. He is a carpetbagger.

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Cooper River Daze February 27, 2013 at 11:45 am

He is trying to buy the election with his money. He is a carpetbagger.

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Philip Branton February 27, 2013 at 12:24 pm

It would have been great if they could have gotten a Larry Grooms look a like to do the “romancing” ….https://www.fitsnews.com/2013/02/26/grooms-launches-second-ad/

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Philip Branton February 27, 2013 at 12:24 pm

It would have been great if they could have gotten a Larry Grooms look a like to do the “romancing” ….https://www.fitsnews.com/2013/02/26/grooms-launches-second-ad/

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truth and consequences February 27, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Speaking of ‘elitist,bigoted liberals’.Who in the heck is running the media gig for the radical liberal, Elizabeth Colbert Busch? Someone alledging to be playing that role or something like it has a Facebook page loaded with profanity,bigoted comments and personal attacks against possible opponents and others.Classless however what would you expect from ‘elitist,bigoted liberals’ ? She certainly does not appear to be a ‘fit’ for this district or state.

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truth and consequences February 27, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Speaking of ‘elitist,bigoted liberals’.Who in the heck is running the media gig for the radical liberal, Elizabeth Colbert Busch? Someone alledging to be playing that role or something like it has a Facebook page loaded with profanity,bigoted comments and personal attacks against possible opponents and others.Classless however what would you expect from ‘elitist,bigoted liberals’ ? She certainly does not appear to be a ‘fit’ for this district or state.

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