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November 1, 2018

Attorney Michael Avenatti isn't running now, but his first-ever political ad shows he's almost certainly running soon.

On Thursday, Avenatti released a midterm election ad that clearly targets his longtime opponent President Trump. But instead of calling out Trump by name, a handful of people splash across the same leafy background to shout about how they're generally "mad as hell" and they're "not going to take it anymore." And at the end of the spot, Avenatti compels viewers to "join the fight club," which most likely refers to "The Fight" Political Action Committee he founded. He then tells the audience to "use your vote as your voice on Nov. 6."

Avenatti rose to fame when he began representing porn star Stormy Daniels, and has since not-so-subtly weighed a Democratic run for president. This first political ad will appear on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, Politico reports. And if that wasn't enough indication of Avenatti's political aspirations, his recent statement that Democrats "better" run "a white male" like himself should be. Kathryn Krawczyk

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