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According to Politico, the National Republican Senatorial Committee has reconsidered a recent ad depicting actors posing as regular guys criticizing West Virginian Gov. Joe Manchin, a democrat. The casting call for the ad stated that actors with a “hickey, blue collar look,” were desired. It also suggested they should wear, ” Dickies type jackets with a t-shirt underneath, down filled vests, trucker hats (not brand new, preferably beat up).”
Democrats provided the casting material to Politico, the online magazine, which noted that that its not unusual for political ads to use actors.
A Democratic official told Politico, however, that the casting call and wardrobe description played nicely into the case against Manchin’s opponent, John Raese whom they accuse of misunderstanding working people.
The NRSC is pulling the ad that will soon be replaced by something new.