Former Nevada state GOP chair Mark Amodei, who was selected this weekend as the party’s nominee in the upcoming NV-02 special election, has a new ad out making the national debt his big issue — with the specter of the Chinese army marching on Washington!
The ad shows a mock-up of a Chinese news broadcast in the near future, with an anchorwoman speaking while a separate English-language voiceover speaks in a heavy accent. “Once upon a time, America became its own worst enemy,” the voiceover says. “When all their borrowed money ran out, they kept spending out of control. Their President Obama just kept raising the debt limit — and their independence became a new dependence. As their debt grew, our fortune grew — and that is how our great empire rose again.”
As the Chinese army marches on the Capitol, the ad then cuts to Amodei speaking in front of a photo background of the same building: “It’s not too late to stop this nightmare. I’m Mark Amodei, and I approve this message, because as your congressman, I’ll never vote to raise Obama’s debt limit and risk our independence.”
The Republican-leaning district was opened up by the appointment of Rep. Dean Heller to the U.S. Senate. The election will be held September 13. A Democratic nominee will be selected this weekend; state Treasurer Kate Marshall has declared her candidacy and is widely viewed as the likely choice.
(Via Roll Call.)