POLITICS
10/20/2014 12:36 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

This Cycle's Best Worst Campaign Ad Is Inspired By Sharknado

Michigan Republicans are getting creative in the race between their candidate for the U.S. Senate, Terri Lynn Land, and Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.).

The Michigan Republican Party is hitting Peters for taking money from loan sharks in a 30-second television spot inspired by -- you guessed it -- Sharknado.

The ad, which shows Peters in a Hawaiian shirt running away from a tornado spewing "loan sharks," accuses Peters of being "funded by a convicted felon connected to a loan shark ring run by an international gangster who also contributed to Peters' campaign."

Watch the ad above.

What's worse? This isn't the first time Republicans have pitched a Sharknado-inspired ad. Crossroads GPS, the political nonprofit founded by Karl Rove, released a YouTube video in July 2013 called "ObamaCareNado," an ad parodying Sharknado ahead of the rollout of Obama's signature health care law.

Watch ObamaCareNado here.

Peters has held a conservative edge over Land since April of this year. HuffPost Pollster, which aggregates all publicly available polling data, has Peters at a 5-point lead just over two weeks ahead of Election Day:

HuffPost

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