A pro-gambling web ad in Maryland has gathered so much steam online that Yes On 7 campaign has put it on the radio in the final days ahead of Election Day. More than 300,000 people have viewed a spoof of the John Denver classic "Take Me Home, Country Roads."
The ad aims to highlight West Virginia's extensive funding of the campaign against the Maryland question that would legalize gaming. West Virginia expects to lose business from Marylanders if they can gamble at home.
"It was really meant for the web, and then we got so many hits, we decided to go up with it on radio," said Kristen Hawn, a spokeswoman for the Yes On 7 campaign.
The song replaces Denver's chorus with its own: "Maryland cash / bring it back / to the state / where it comes from / not West Virginia."