Debbie Georgatos

The weirdest campaign ad ever?

Texas county Republican ad warns of "super massive blue hole," splices clip from Chaplin's "Modern Times"


Justin Elliott
May 18, 2011 4:01PM (UTC)

This is easily the most effective county-level Republican campaign pitch we've seen since Phil Davison got up and yelled for five minutes in the Stark County, Ohio, treasurer nomination contest:

That was full-time mom and former attorney Debbie Georgatos, who was a candidate to be chair of the Dallas County, Texas, Republican Party.

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Despite that remarkable avant-garde short film ("ad" doesn't do it justice), Georgatos lost last night to former Cedar Hill Council member Wade Emmert, in a 140-95 vote.

But Georgatos' stream-of-consciousness big-idea style has a distinctly Gingrichian feel. Perhaps she (and her anonymous video producer) could provide Newt's campaign with a much-needed shot in the arm?

(Via HuffPo via the Dallas Observer)


Justin Elliott

Justin Elliott is a reporter for ProPublica. You can follow him on Twitter @ElliottJustin

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