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Mayday PAC releases satirical ad in support of U.S. Senate candidate Jim Rubens

The Mayday PAC, a group aiming to get big money out of politics, released its first television ad in support of U.S. Senate candidate Jim Rubens. And it recruited the satirical candidate “Honest Gil” to do it.

The 30-second satirical ad features character Gil Fulbright, who criticizes Rubens for trying to stop corruption in Washington. The ad begins airing this week and is part of the PAC’s $600,000 media buy.

“You see me and my buddy, Scott Brown, we want to take your tax dollars and hand them out to the cronies and lobbyists who bankroll our political campaigns,” Fulbright says. “But this Jim Rubens guy, he wants to stop corruption in Washington. He thinks it’s his job to help the people of New Hampshire.”

Rubens faces Brown and Bob Smith in a Sept. 9 primary. Brown’s campaign had no comment on the ad.

Honest Gil was born from an Indiegogo fundraising campaign created by the group Represent.Us. The campaign aimed to raise at least $20,000 to run a satirical candidate in the Kentucky U.S. Senate race against Mitch McConnell, Senate minority leader, and candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. If the campaign surpassed $100,000 – it ultimately received $114,444 – it pledged to send Gil to New Hampshire and partner with Mayday PAC.

This is the first ad in a series from Mayday PAC that will run until the primary. Mayday PAC calls itself a “Super PAC to end all Super PACs” and was co-founded by Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig and Republican strategist Mark McKinnon. The PAC is also backing U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter in her re-election bid. Her Republican challengers, Frank Guinta and Dan Innis, face off in a primary Sept. 9.

Legacy Comments2

Why would we want to elect a failed Massachusetts politician? Let him run again in his own state!

Good choice for Jim, but a lousy choice for Shea-Porter. Reference: " The PAC* is also backing U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter in her re-election bid. " at half the state. (RSA Ch. 662:1 of two Federal districts) Of since they* are so "to help the people of New Hampshire " with the effect of the law, as enacted by the "law-makers" that they want, why do they ignore the law that gets them there to begin with? To that I mean that there are too many** M.O.C.'s but that they* do not care!? That's like saying that the end justifies the means and so to heck with "due process of law"! The too many** being of those Federal Reps from the eleven (11) states that do not elect their "Judicial officers" of they are supposed to have their representation from this and those states "shall" be reduced. But that Hassan here refuses to do her Article 51 duty to this penalty in Section 2 of the 14th Amendment***, and this PAC wants to reward a sitting Rep. of who likewise refuses to do her duty to Section 5 therein too!? You have got to be kidding me! This PAC "co-founded by Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig " of WHO is he? An attorney still "practicing" law of having yet to make it to perfection? It looks like the people in this PAC are " the cronies" = the longtime companion of unlawfulness! of wanting to what? keep Shea-Porter in there since to substitute with another would be to possibly add his or her "bankroll" to the Retirement Plan, but that of which Shea-Porter should have been eliminated by Article 51 for not doing this Section 5 duty in her first term that we already paid her for for not doing her job!? The co-founder and " Republican strategist Mark McKinnon" strategy is what? that the "series of maneuvers" by the pre-scribed law " plan, method, or series of maneuvers or stratagems for obtaining a specific goal or result:" is to get this short-circuit!? I just looked up and they write of: (1) " A Congress Dedicated to Fundamental Reform by 2016." of why the wait? of to do it now, of to hold a lawful election, not this un-lawful election in violation of the law***! and this is what Lessig teaches at Harvard that we live in a "Democracy"!? Re: (2) " The funders of campaigns hold our democracy hostage." No Leggis, we are supposed to be a Republic! See Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution and plus: Wise Up!

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