Sunday, September 26, 2010

O'Donnell Race Takes On Oklahoma Flavor

From Politico ~ The U.S. Senate candidate who once “dabbled in witchcraft” has brought onto her campaign team an ad man infamous for making demons out of sheep.

Tulsan Fred Davis
Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell has tapped the California-based Fred Davis and his Strategic Perception Inc. to produce commercials for her underdog battle against Democrat Chris Coons, her campaign has confirmed to POLITICO.

[Davis cut his political advertising teeth in the campaigns of his uncle, Senator Jim Inhofe, in Tulsa.]

Reached while shooting an ad for Arizona House candidate Ben Quayle, Davis said working for O’Donnell will be an “interesting challenge.”

“A great campaign team and people I know who know O’Donnell well think the world of her,” Davis said.

In addition to Quayle and O’Donnell, Davis is working for California GOP Senate nominee Carly Fiorina, whom he produced a “demon sheep” Web video for during the primary that went viral on cable news and in political circles. The ad featured a man dressed in a sinister sheep costume to drive home the point that Fiorina’s primary challenger, Tom Campbell, was a wolf in sheep’s clothing on fiscal issues.

Cleta Mitchell
A spokeswoman for O’Donnell also said the campaign has also hired conservative Washington lawyer Cleta Mitchell to serve as the team’s attorney. A former state representative in Oklahoma, Mitchell has advised candidates, corporations and nonprofits on election and campaign finance law for more than three decades. “She works with some of the biggest organizations in the movement,” said O’Donnell spokeswoman Diana Banister.

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