Tom Emmer's Controversial Ad

  • Aired:  10/09/13
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Minnesota political candidate Tom Emmer combines his campaign ad with a business endorsement, which is kind of extremely illegal. (4:33)

>> Stephen:(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY, THANKSSO MUCH!

FOLKS, YOU KNOW THE MIDTERMELECTIONS ARE OVER A YEAR AWAY

BUT CANDIDATES ARE ALREADY OUTTHERE CAMPAIGNING FOR JOBS IN A

GOVERNMENT THAT NO LONGEREXISTS.

(LAUGHTER)FOLKS, THIS IS A SAD TIME FOR ME

BECAUSE MY FAVORITEREPRESENTATIVE MINNESOTA

CONGRESSWOMAN AND PIANO TEACHERWHO SITS TO CLOSE TO YOU MICHELE

BACHMANN --(LAUGHTER).

-- IS NOT RUNNING FORREELECTION.

(AUDIENCE REACTS)SHE WILL BE MISSED, I KNOW,

SHE'S A TRUE CONSERVATIVE WITH AVISION OF OUR COUNTRY'S FUTURE.

OR POSSIBLE OF A COAT RACK OR ABIRD.

I COULD NEVER TELL WHAT SHE WASLOOKING AT.

FORTUNATELY, FOLKS, THERE'S ACANDIDATE OUT THERE FOR HER SEAT

WHO MAY BE ABLE TO FILL HERSHOES.

TOM EMMER.

HE'S PRO-LIFE, PRO-FAMILY,PROSTATE'S RIGHTS AND AS YOU CAN

SEE FROM THIS AD, DEFINITELYPRO-BUSINESS.

>> WHEN THE STORM SETTLES,THERE'S ONLY ONE CLEAR CHOICE.

INTEGRITY EXTERIORS ANDREMODELERS.

>> MY NAME IS TOM EMMER AND I'MRUNNING FOR CONGRESS IN

MINNESOTA'S SIXTH CONGRESSIONALDISTRICT.

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TODO REMODELING, SIDING, OR

GENERAL CONSTRUCTION,RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL, I CAN

TELL YOU WITHOUT QUALIFICATIONYOU NEED TO CALL THE FOLKS AT

INTEGRITY EXTERIORS ANDREMODELERS.

THEY'RE THE BEST.

>> Stephen: WOW!

(LAUGHTER)I DON'T KNOW WHAT TOM EMMER'S

PLATFORM IS BUT I KNOW WHO'SGOING TO BUILD IT.

(LAUGHTER)NOW WHY -- I DON'T UNDERSTAND --

WHY DIDN'T ANYONE THINK OFCOMBINING ADS FOR POLITICIANS

WITH COMMERCIAL ENDORSEMENTSYEARS AGO?

POSSIBLY BECAUSE IT'S KIND OFEXTREMELY ILLEGAL.

(LAUGHTER)ACCORDING TO THE CAMPAIGN LEGAL

CENTER, A COMMERCIAL THAT RUNSAS A PAID ADVERTISEMENT ON

TELEVISION WILL BE A CLEARVIOLATION OF FEDERAL ELECTION

LAW AND ILLEGAL CORPORATEIN-KIND CONTRIBUTION TO A

CANDIDATE FOR A FEDERAL OFFICEIN THE FORM OF A COORDINATED AD.

COORDINATED?

I DON'T KNOW.

(LAUGHTER)FIRST OF ALL, HE'S NOT TELLING

YOU TO VOTE FOR HIM.

HE'S JUST TELLING YOU TO CALLINTEGRITY REMODELERS.

>> YOU NEED TO CALL THE FOLKSWITH INTEGRITY EXTERIORS AND

REMODELERS.

>> Stephen: AND THEN HE NEVERGIVES YOU THE PHONE NUMBER.

(LAUGHTER)DOES THAT SOUND COORDINATED TO

YOU?

AND, FOLKS, I HAVE TO TELL YOU,THIS SO-CALLED CONTROVERSY IS

CLEARLY JUST ANOTHER CONSPIRACYBY BIG LIBERAL MEDIA.

THIS TIME IN THE FORM OFSMALL-TOWN MINNESOTA BLOGGER

SALLY JO SORENSEN WHO SPOTTEDTHE AD DURING A LOCAL BACKYARD

WRESTLING SHOW CALLED "SUNDAYSHOCK WAVE."

(LAUGHTER)BY THE WAY, IF YOU ARE BACKYARD

WRESTLING AND YOUR HEAD ISDRIVEN THROUGH THE SIDE OF THE

HOUSE, THERE IS NO BETTERCOMPANY TO FIX IT THAN INTEGRITY

EXTERIORS AND REMODELING.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)BESIDES, EMMER'S CAMPAIGN HAD A

PERFECTLY GOOD EXPLANATIONSAYING IT WAS NOT TOM'S

INTENTION FOR THIS TESTIMONIALTO BE USED IN A BROADCAST

CAPACITY OR ADVERTISEMENT FORTHE CAMPAIGN.

YES, HE WAS JUST INNOCENTLYSTANDING IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA

UNDER THE LIGHTS WEARING AMICROPHONE THINKING HE WAS DOING

SOMETHING MORE REPUTABLE, LIKEPORN!

UNINTENTIONAL ADVERTISINGHAPPENS ALL THE TIME.

IN FACT, I REMEMBER THIS ONETIME --

>> HEY, MR. COLBERT.

>> Stephen: HEY, BRENDAN, NOWWAS THE BIG GAME?

>> NOT SO GOOD, MR. COLBERT, IKIND OF RAN OUT OF ENERGY.

>> Stephen: SOUNDS LIKE YOUNEED TO DRINK SOME MORE SUNNY D.

(LAUGHTER)SUNNY D IS PACKED WITH VITAMINS

AND MINERALS AND THE BOLDINTENSE TASTE KIDS JUST LOVE.

>> RADICAL!

>> Stephen: HEY, YOU KNOW WHOELSE DRINKS SUNNY D?

NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRISCHRISTIE.

ISN'T THAT RIGHT, CHRIS?

>> EVERYDAY I HOPE YOU CAN SEEHOW MUCH I LOVE BEING THE

GOVERNOR OF THE STATE WHERE IWAS BORN AND RAISED.

(LAUGHTER)>> I LOVE YOU, MR. COLBERT.

>> Stephen: I KNOW.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)SO HATS OFF TO MR. TOM EMMER FOR

SHOWING US A BRAND NEW WAY TOCROSS-PROMOTE CANDIDATES AND

PRODUCTS.

THANKS TO THIS AD, I WILLFOREVER ASSOCIATE YOUR CAMPAIGN

WITH THINGS THAT NEED MAJORRENOVATION.

(LAUGHTER)WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)