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Mayoral Candidate Casts Himself As Character In Wes Anderson-Style Political Ad

06/13/2014 12:36 pm ET | Updated Jun 13, 2014

Might as well call him the Fantastic Mr. Smiley.

Brett Smiley, a Democrat hoping to become mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, unveiled his first television ad Friday in which he characterizes himself as a candidate who has always had a plan. For instance, Smiley claims he proposed to his husband with a PowerPoint presentation.

Watch the ad above.

Smiley is one of five Democrats running to succeed Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, who is attempting to upgrade to governor. He has the backing of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, which works to elect LGBT candidates to office. Rhode Island's primary is set for Sept. 9.

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