"Hick Ad" Draws Fire In West Virginia

"Hick Ad" draws fire in West Virginia

There's a certain amount of irony here when the NRSC gets "hicks" to play West Virginians in an ad against one of their own in Joe Manchin. Governor Manchin faces off against a millionaire in John Raese who doesn't even bother to live in the state,

The NRSC have sinced pulled the ad from airplay and on YouTube

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Members of the West Virginia AFL-CIO hit the streets of Charleston in protest of a political ad paid for by the National Republican Senatorial Committee that takes aim at Governor Joe Manchin.

Representatives from just about ever labor union in West Virginia attended the protest on Friday outside the Republican headquarters in Charleston. The group is made up of coal miners, teachers and steel workers.

The protesters say they're upset about the casting call for an ad that's airing on television.

Politico reported Thursday the National Republican Senatorial Committee paid actors from Philadelphia to portray "working" West Virginians. A casting call was sent out in search of a "hicky" blue-collar look complete with flannel shirts complete with flannel shirts and beat up trucker hats.

Much chortling ensued on "Morning Joe" as news of the screw-up leaked out.

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