If you can't beat 'em, run an attack ad.
That seems to be the tactic of Ammar Campa-Najjar, the Democratic candidate running against incumbent Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter in California's 50th District. Last week, Hunter and his wife were indicted on several financial charges, including $250,000 worth of campaign finance violations. But the damaging news hasn't seemed to slow Hunter down at the polls, with one recent poll showing the incumbent ahead 8 points.
Campa-Najjar is aiming to change that. A harsh campaign ad airing until next week calls Hunter's financial violations "unethical and illegal," going on to call the man himself "an embarrassment." "Every citizen has a responsibility to read this indictment," the ad declares, followed by a call to "put country over party" by voting for Campa-Najjar. Watch the spot below. Shivani Ishwar
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