Exploiting children in politics is typically disgusting and extremely inappropriate. We thought that would end after Hillary Clinton failed to defeat Donald Trump despite all of her ads using young children as political props.
Ed Meier, a former policy adviser for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and Obama Administration official, has decided to use a young child in a TV ad as he runs as a Democrat in Texas’ 32nd congressional district in 2018.
This ad is extremely desperate and is an indication that some Democrats like Meier aren’t interested in debating public policy. They simply want to portray Trump as a big fat meanie.
The Dallas-based 32nd district is a Romney-Clinton swing district that will be one of the most contested races in the nation in 2018. Clinton narrowly won here 49% to 47%, while Romney won the district 57%-42% in 2012 and McCain carried it 53%-45% in 2008.
Meier is challenging incumbent Congressman Pete Sessions, the current Chair of the Rules Committee and former Chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee.