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Videos: Sam Graves & Kay Barnes’ Use of Children in Political Ads

October 14th, 2008 by mopns · No Comments

From TV Barn with Aaron Barnhart:

Could it be? Is this the same politician who, earlier this year, put an ad on in his district that earned nationwide ridicule for its 1980s-era stereotypes and 1970s-era public-access TV production values?

Well, seems Sam Graves found some money in his office budget, or somewhere, and went out and made a real political ad. A terrific ad, in fact, to trumpet his endorsements last week by two statewide unions.

And in the process, it looks like the Graves family has minted a new TV star. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Sam’s daughter, Emily Graves.  Click here to view commercial

Related:

From the State of the Line blog:

We’re supporters of Kay Barnes around here, despite the fact that exactly zero of us live in the Sixth District; our motivation stems mostly from our desire to see SmallBusinessmanFarmer Sam Graves ousted. But we have to ask, Kay: what the hell’s going on with this pseudo-ransom video?

Note in particular the little kid at the :56 mark. How obvious is it that this kid is reading cue cards, and that someone is standing just off-camera threatening to smash his Wii console? Read more…

Prime Buzz: 9/15/08

The Sam Graves campaign is taking opponent Kay Barnes to task for a satirical article in Camp, a magazine that bills itself as “Kansas City’s voice for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and allied communities.”

It refers to Graves’ “horse-face wife” and “wild-eyed children.” Read more…

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Tags: Decision '08 · Kay Barnes · Rep. Sam Graves

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  • 1 Not the Kay I know // Oct 16, 2008 at 6:17 am

    I live in Kansas City and Kay was called “The Silk stocking Mayor ” here. We never saw the rich widow with people who look or dress like you. You are not her kind of people. She was a wealthy socialite. You have been fooled.

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