October 07, 2010


GOP Casting Call

A new NRSC ad "shows a couple of guys at the counter of a diner, wearing ball caps and plaid shirts as they take shots" at West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin but Politico learns the ad "was shot with actors, from a script, in Philadelphia."

From a talent agency's casting call: "We are going for a 'Hicky' Blue Collar look. These characters are from West Virginia so think coal miner/trucker looks."

"Clothing Suggestions" for the actors included jeans, work boots, flannel shirt, denim shirt, "Dickie's [sic] type jacket with t-shirt underneath," down-filled vest, "John Deer [sic] hats (not brand new, preferably beat up)," and "Trucker Hats (not brand new, preferably beat up)."

Update: The Hotline reports the NRSC has pulled the ad.

Here's the ad:










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