A Republican congressional candidate in Massachusetts has launched an unusual ad that claims to give viewers a rest from the relentless barrage of political ads in the final days before the election.
The entire 30-second cable TV spot for Richard Tisei features a gentle tide rolling in at sunset on picturesque Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester. At the bottom of the screen are the words: "Because you need a break from all the campaign ads."
Aside from Tisei's "I approve this message" at the outset, the only other spoken words come off screen from a woman who exclaims, "Aaahhh, that was nice."
Tisei is trying to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. John Tierney in a campaign that has been anything but quiet and gentle, with several attack ads from both sides.
This program aired on November 1, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.