WATCH: The Most Godawful Campaign Ad You Will Ever See

Democratic congressional candidate Levi Tillemann has struggled to gain traction in the CD-6 primary to challenge Rep. Mike Coffman in November. After failing to scandalize some sharp primary elbows from national Democrats into grassroots support, Tillemann bizarrely promised to drop out of the race–or not–based on the results of a poll he later failed to disclose. It’s a story that plays out often enough as minor candidates reckon with the humiliation of not being a real contender.

But this time, Tillemann may have found a way to leave a lasting impression.

By…macing himself.

As for the point that Tillemann was making, that teachers in schools should be equipped with nonviolent defense tools such as mace…well, sure. But this exceedingly graphic demonstration of the effects of being pepper sprayed was far from necessary, if anything making a joke of what most people would consider to be a deadly serious matter. And, well folks…

Sorry, that is not an image that wins votes. It might make viewers lose their appetites, votes not so much.

But it is fun to watch candidates fail so memorably! We won’t soon forget this.


12 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. RepealAndReplace says:

    This is very rare for me to say but I am truly speechless after watching that.

  2. kwtreemamajama55 says:

    What….was that?

    If it was meant to persuade me never to buy pepper spray for my classroom, it succeeded. If it was meant to persuade me to vote for Levi Tillemann, not so much.

  3. unnamed says:

    This ad is ALMOST so bad it's brilliant. ALMOST.


    Still better than an ad for a Democratic Vet in Virginia that tried to sing a variation of "You've Lost that Lovin' Feeling to Barbara Comstock in a bar for his campaign ad.

  4. itlduso says:

    Tillemann has spent his campaign bad mouthing Jason Crow.  It has not gone over well in the CD 6 Dem community.

    Buh-bye, Levi.

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