The Most Offensive Political Ad Ever, This Hour

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June 14 2011 3:00 PM

The Most Offensive Political Ad Ever, This Hour

Democrats sort of bungled a low-turnout jungle primary for Jane Harman's open seat. They expected it to produce an all-Democrat race between Janice Hahn and Debra Bowen, but Bowen fell short, and Republican Craig Huey got the other runoff spot.

That got rogue conservative filmmaker Ladd Ehlinger, Jr. interested in the race again . He made a 2010 ad against Harman, in which the congresswoman had a crush on the president of Iran; he's most famous for his ad on behalf of Dale Peterson. In California he's done this.

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David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. 

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