Ad for Sam Brownback has visible Paul Davis sign in background
08/14/2014 3:49 PM
08/14/2014 4:47 PM
A new television ad for Gov. Sam Brownback’s re-election campaign launched this week features something you wouldn’t expect: a sign for his opponent.
The ad shows the governor talking to people in a variety of settings, ranging from a farm to a corporate boardroom. Brownback touts his record, taking credit for 55,000 private sector jobs and a 4.9 percent unemployment rate, and assures the audience that “the sun is shining in Kansas.”
However, at about 22 seconds into an ad, you can spot a Davis/Docking sign just behind the governor on his right side.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reported in a July that a group of Davis supporters had gathered at a house next door to the Topeka home where Brownback was filming the commercial and held up campaign signs for the Democratic candidate, Paul Davis. It appears one of the signs managed to sneak into the ad.
The Brownback campaign declined to comment on the inclusion of a Davis sign in its ad.
Nation & World Videos
Join the Discussion
The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.