Slattery Ads Get Edgier In Kansas Senate Race

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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No, that's not a Wall Street CEO relieving himself on dozens of tiny, helpless taxpayers in Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jim Slattery's latest campaign ad.

But viewers might think it is — at least initially — thanks to some clever camera work.

The giant business executive is really spraying yellow-colored gasoline on the little people below.

It's the latest in a series of edgy television spots for Slattery, considered a long shot to defeat incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.

In the ad, the announcer says rich executives are getting bailouts or earning record profits "while the rest of us are getting hosed."

The ad blames Roberts for voting to repeal regulations that protect consumers.

A Roberts spokeswoman says the senator voted against the bailout. She says parents should be advised before their children see the ad.

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