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McAdams: I’ll Bring Home the Pork

In a folksy new TV ad, Democrat senate candidate Scott McAdams works to convince Alaskans that he’ll bring plenty of earmarks home. Trying on a different ties, McAdams says that “if it takes a tie to finally get the same share of oil royalties as Louisiana, then I’ll wear one.”

“And if it takes a tie to stop Joe and Lisa from outsourcing our jobs to China or our tax dollars to the lower 48, then that’s a good reason, too,” he continues, adding that that he “approve[s] this message because for me, it’s about Alaska and getting our fair share again.” Stroking a tie featuring the Hulk (former senator Ted Stevens notoriously wore a Hulk tie — and was also well-known for his ability to get earmarks), McAdams concludes “We used to have a senator like that.”

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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