Why We Love The Stanley Cup Playoffs (Big Brawl Edition)

New joke: The hardwatching staff went to a hockey game, and a US Senate race broke out.

Right before last night’s Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals began, there was a TV-spot smackdown between Senate hopefuls Ed Markey (D-Combover) and Gabriel Gomez (R-Crewcut).

First up, this Gomez spot:


According to the Boston Globe, the ad “attempts to respond to [a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee] ad, which accuses him of supporting tax breaks for the rich and the elimination of insurance coverage of mammograms and cancer screenings.”

About 30 seconds after the Gomez ad ran, this spot for Markey popped up, compliments of the pro-Democratic Senate Majority PAC:


Here’s what the headscratching staff doesn’t get: Markey, who’s always going on about Gomez dodging a People’s Pledge to keep outside group ads out of the race, relies on an outside group to do his dirty work, while Gomez, who needs a nice-guy image to attract female and independent voters and for whom outside groups like the Massachusetts Republican Party and National Republican Senatorial Committee are spending serious money, does his own.

Not exactly Brainiacs running that campaign, eh?

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2 Responses to Why We Love The Stanley Cup Playoffs (Big Brawl Edition)

  1. I saw those ads and wanted to settle in for a long night of drinking.
    But as far as I can tell, they were the only Markey-Gomez ads run. Though I confess not staying tuned to the intermission cavalcades of commercials.

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