Denis Leary, the Ford F-150 and Political Advertising

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Last week, Ben Smith noticed Michigan Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Cox had a TV ad bearing a striking resemblance to this commercial for a pickup truck. You might shrug it off as coincidence or an isolated appeal to the Motor City crowd. But now it’s cropping up again, this time in Nevada. Rory Reid, the Democratic candidate for governor and son of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, is up with this ad:


For your comparison:


Maybe it’s just my imagination. Anyone know who’s churning these things out or why this line of truck commercials from 2009 featuring Denis Leary might be so popular among ad makers?

Mike Cox’s F-150 homage after the jump:


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