Election

August 14, 2014

Ad for Sam Brownback has visible Paul Davis sign in background

A sign for Paul Davis sneaks into the background of a new television ad for Gov. Sam Brownback’s re-election campaign.

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.

Reach Bryan Lowry at 785-296-3006 or blowry@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @BryanLowry3.

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