September 20, 2004

RUNNING ON A 70-30 ISSUE ALWAYS MAKES SENSE:

It's North Dakota politics, California style (Sacramento Bee, September 20, 2004)

Mike Liffrig, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in North Dakota, is making headlines for a shocking television advertisement that has hit the airwaves in the Midwest state this month.

The 30-second spot attacking Democratic incumbent Byron Dorgan begins with shots of heterosexual couples kissing at the altar as wedding music plays in the background. It then cuts to a shot of two men at the altar as they move in for the kiss, followed by a shot of two men with one bride.

The announcer states, "With Senator Dorgan now supporting gay marriages - or whatever - you can kiss our North Dakota values goodbye."

But most dramatic is the ad's kicker: "Liffrig for Senate. Because this isn't California."


Senator Dorgan has a 40 point lead, but if Mr. Liffrig could get it down to even ten points he'd have a shot, given the margin the President will run up.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 20, 2004 8:42 PM
Comments

What was Sen. Dorgan's vote on DOMA?

Posted by: Fred Jacobsen (San Fran) at September 21, 2004 12:09 AM

Sen. Dorgan voted for DoMA.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at September 21, 2004 7:40 AM

If Dorgan voted for DOMA how does this issue hurt him in ND?

Posted by: AWW at September 21, 2004 8:18 AM

Ahh, the Alan Keyes strategy! Rock'em, shock'em politics.

Posted by: H.D. Miller at September 21, 2004 9:55 AM

He opposed the FMA, and has also been part of the judicial fillibusters.

Liffrig is also hitting Dorgan on cloning. You can see his ads here: http://www.mike4senate.com/

I have an entry on these ads and Dorgan's response on my blog, for what it's worth.

Posted by: Roy Jacobsen at September 21, 2004 10:52 AM

"Liffrig for Senate. Because this isn't California."

Hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee...

Posted by: Ken at September 21, 2004 12:26 PM

He should have capped the "Because this isn't California" with one of a man kissing a horse at the altar.

A horse with a bridal veil instead of a bridle.

If you think gay marriage advocates are in-your-face with My Moral Superiority, you've never run into a zoophilia (bestiality) advocate.

Posted by: Ken at September 22, 2004 12:36 PM
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