Rush Limbaugh makes appearance in Martha Coakley’s new TV ad with hand raised high

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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Did Democrat Massachusetts Senate candidate Martha Coakley use a photo of Rush Limbaugh in a Hitler pose in her new television ad released last night?

An image of Limbaugh with his hand held high flickers across the screen as the announcer says of Coakley’s Republican opponent: “Who is Scott Brown, really? A Republican. In lockstep with Washington Republicans.”

The trademark smirk of former Vice President Dick Cheney, next to President George W. Bush, also makes an appearance in the ad in an attempt to align her Republican opponent with conservatives.

Coakley and Brown are running in a special election in Massachusetts a week from today to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy. Sen. Paul Kirk, appointed to the seat after Kennedy’s death, will serve until a new senator is elected.

Brown could not be reached for comment this morning.

The video can be viewed here.

Here’s the script of the “Lockstep Republican” ad:

Martha Coakley: “I’m Martha Coakley and I approved this message.”

Open: Announcer:  “Who is Scott Brown really?  A Republican.  In lockstep with Washington Republicans.

Blocking tougher oversight of Wall Street.

More tax breaks for the wealthiest.

No new prescription coverage for millions of seniors.

Brown even favors letting hospitals deny emergency contraception to rape victims.

He lacks understanding and seriousness.

In times like these, we can’t afford a Republican like Scott Brown.”