It’s getting ugly out there.
In Florida, Democratic Senate candidate Kendrick Meek unveiled his first TV ad Monday, a disco-themed portrait of primary opponent Jeff Greene as a billionaire carpetbagger and Wall Street hustler who “helped to fuel the economic meltdown.”
Brad Ellsworth also rolled out a “contrast” ad for his TV debut as a Democratic Senate candidate in Indiana. He skipped the traditional upbeat biographical sketch to take a swipe at “the bull” spouted by Washington special interests. “It’s like they live and breathe the stuff,” Ellsworth says against the backdrop of an abandoned factory. The message is not-so-subtly aimed at his opponent, former senator Dan Coats.