Campaigns roll out Super Bowl ads

It wasn’t all commercials for cryptocurrency and the metaverse during the Super Bowl. A handful of candidates also seized the opportunity to appear on air Sunday during one of the biggest TV events of the year.

Republican Dave McCormick, who’s running in Pennsylvania’s Senate primary, brought the anti-Biden slogan “Let’s Go Brandon” to prime time on Sunday. McCormick aired a 30-second spot featuring audio of the chant, a euphemism for “F— Joe Biden.”

The ad displays headlines documenting rising crime, an increase in illegal border crossings and rising inflation, among other issues. The commercial ends with text that reads “THIS IS SO MUCH BIGGER THAN BRANDON,” and aired during the Super Bowl in Pennsylvania.

McCormick wasn’t the only one to bash the president during Super Bowl 56. Another GOP Senate hopeful, Jim Lamon in Arizona, spent six figures to produce and air to ad that depicts him in an old Western-style shootout with President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.). Lamon, wearing a sheriff’s badge and a cowboy hat, shoots weapons out of the hands of his Democratic adversaries.

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