Gender reveal parties are so last election cycle. Zephyr Teachout would rather know whether her unborn child will see Democrats flip Congress, or if Special Counsel Robert Mueller will indict President Trump.
Teachout is vying to be New York's next attorney general. In just the first few seconds of her latest campaign ad, released Monday, she ponders these questions as footage of a fetus rolls on screen. Zoom out, and it's revealed we're looking inside Teachout's own body. She's getting an ultrasound as she explains why she's running to become New York's top lawyer.
Teachout, who's previously run as a Democratic candidate for New York governor and Congress, secured The New York Times' endorsement last month and landed Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) backing just hours before rolling out this ad Monday. She's made her pregnancy a big focus of her progressive campaign — and definitely the biggest focus of her newest campaign spot.
In the ad, the law professor explains that she "doesn't want to wait and see" if her future child lives in a world where "we save our democracy." That's why, she says, she sued Trump the week he was inaugurated, fought insurance and pharmaceutical companies, and rejected the New York political establishment.
As Teachout puts it, "you've never seen an attorney general like me." You've also probably never seen a political ad like this before, so perhaps just watch it yourself below. Kathryn Krawczyk
Being a parent and being in power shouldn't be in conflict for a woman any more than they are for a man. pic.twitter.com/8hq8M80uDW
— Zephyr Teachout (@ZephyrTeachout) September 10, 2018