A few weeks ago, the Constitution Party nominee for U.S. Senate in South Carolina, Bill Bledsoe, dropped out of the race and endorsed Republican Senator Lindsey Graham after polls and fundraising numbers showed Graham’s Democratic opponent, Jaime Harrison, gaining strength. Despite dropping out, Bledsoe remains on the ballot. He had polled at three percent in an internal Democratic poll before exiting the race.
Nevertheless, perhaps as a campaign strategy to convince conservatives to vote for Bledsoe over Graham, the Harrison campaign has run an attack ad against Bledsoe. The ad points out Bledsoe’s position on abortion and gun rights as well as his support for President Trump, and deems him “too conservative for South Carolina.”
Hmmm… Jaime Harrison has a new ad airing in Charleston today.
"But beware, right-wing Constitution Party candidate Bill Bledsoe is also on the ballot. Bledsoe opposes all abortions and Bledsoe supported Trump from Day One…Bledsoe's too conservative for South Carolina." pic.twitter.com/rW4rLQDq3o
— Jacob Rubashkin (@JacobRubashkin) October 17, 2020
Thanks to Steven R Linnabary for the link in the October 2020 Open Thread.