Sanders-backed congressional candidate Zephyr Teachout has released a clever television advertisement that’s bound to go viral.
The 30 second spot, which is set to set to go to air on cable systems across New York’s 19th District features a countdown clock, poking at the fact traditional campaign ads are short and non-substantive.
“You know how most political ads don’t say anything? Well, 30 seconds isn’t enough time — but also, a lot of politicians just don’t think you’re very smart,” the academic says in the advertisement.
Teachout encourages viewers to hear more about the details of her economic policies by visiting her website, where a series of videos on her various policy positions can be watched. They include issues such as equal pay, challenging the billionaire class and water.
Bernie Sanders endorsed Zephyr Teachout in April, calling on his supporters to contribute to her campaign.
“She understands better than anybody how special interests try to buy off politicians, and she’s dedicated her life to fixing our broken political system,” the former presidential candidate wrote at the time.
Teachout will be up against Republican candidate John Faso in November.