Elections

Wil Cardon, U.S. Senate Candidate, Releases New TV Ad Including Picture of "Tuscon"

Wil Cardon has been trailing Congressman Jeff Flake by a consistent near-50 point margin in the GOP Senate primary, and his latest ad can be placed on that campaign mantel next to his poll results.

Someone misspelled "Tucson" in the ad that's hitting TV tomorrow.

It's since been corrected, but we're hardly the only ones who picked up on this after the campaign sent out the ad in a press release this morning.

Cardon -- who's running to replace retiring Senator Jon Kyl -- gives the "Hi, I'm Wil Cardon" line to open the ad, and the video cuts to a dusty scrapbook of old photos, zooming in on one of the pictures captioned, "Tuscon, 1959."

Sh*t.

If it's any consolation, Wikipedia says it's "commonly misspelled," although the first line of Cardon's campaign website states he's a "fifth-generation Arizonan."

That video was taken down from YouTube within an hour, and the "Tucson" version was up not too long after that.

Cardon's last ad, referring to Flake's travel habits as Congressman, didn't exactly get a hot review from at least one Valley political consultant, who called it "lame and dishonest."

Cardon's been paying Virginia-based political media man Doug McAuliffe to create his ads -- the same guy who did work for Kyl's Senate campaign and a couple of J.D. Hayworth's Congressional campaigns.

You can watch the corrected version below (or click here for the "Tuscon" version):


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Matthew Hendley
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