Massachusetts Republican Cuts a Bike Version of Scott Brown ‘Truck’ Ad
After Sen. Scott Brown’s (R-MA) January upset in the race for the congressional seat long held by the late Ted Kennedy, his win was chalked up to several factors: voter reluctance to embrace health care reform, campaign-trail gaffes by the Democratic candidate — and a hyper-folksy ad campaign that featured Brown cruising around the state meeting voters in his "old truck."
Now the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza catches an interesting new take on that ubiquitous truck ad (at which even President Obama took aim). Republican Dan Winslow, a candidate for the Massachusetts state legislature who has worked for Brown and erstwhile GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, has cut a version of the commercial featuring him touring his prospective district by bicycle.
Could Winslow’s ad signal a growing Republican transition away from bashing bike infrastructure projects as pork-barrel spending?