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Massachusetts Republican Cuts a Bike Version of Scott Brown ‘Truck’ Ad

9:10 AM PDT on May 3, 2010

After Sen. Scott Brown's (R-MA) January
upset
in the race for the congressional seat long held by the late
Ted Kennedy, his win was chalked up to several factors: voter reluctance
to embrace health care reform, campaign-trail gaffes by the Democratic
candidate -- and a hyper-folksy ad
campaign
that featured Brown cruising around the state meeting
voters in his "old truck."

Now the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza catches
an interesting new take on that ubiquitous truck ad (at which even
President Obama took
aim
). Republican Dan Winslow, a candidate for the Massachusetts
state legislature who has worked for Brown and erstwhile GOP
presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, has cut a version of the commercial
featuring him touring his prospective district by bicycle.

Could Winslow's ad signal a growing Republican transition away from
bashing bike infrastructure projects as
pork-barrel spending
?

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