In three new campaign ads, the US House bid of Louisiana’s Zach “My Platform Begins With God” Dasher is endorsed by Phil Robertson (Dasher’s uncle), and Sen. Ted Cruz, who’s apparently OK with vertical cellphone video ads. Via NOLA.com:
Fifth Congressional District candidate Zach Dasher’s new ad says he believes in guns, and he’s just unloaded the biggest gun he has. Dasher’s uncle, “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson, appears in two new television ads that will run district-wide Monday until Election Day on Nov. 4. The campaign described it as a “significant buy” but would not disclose exact figure for the buy.
Dasher, a Republican, is trying to unseat incumbent Rep. Vance McAllister, R-Swartz. McAllister is a former Robertson family ally, but he lost favor with the famous family from West Monroe after video surfaced earlier this year of the married congressman kissing a married female staffer.
The two 15-second ads show images of Robertson and Dasher while Robertson touts Dasher’s conservative and religious values while praising his nephew for his strong moral character. One ad shows Robertson holding an assault-style rifle while he explains the importance of “Bibles and guns.” “Bibles and guns brought us here, and Bibles and guns will keep us here,” Robertson says in the ad. “Zach Dasher believes in both. That’s why I’m voting for him.”
Dasher has also been endorsed by Sarah Palin and by fellow Louisiana native Tony Perkins.