Worst Ads from 2014 Midterms

Its that time of the season, when every other television ad is a vicious personal attack from your local politician topped off with the obligatory “I approve this message”.

We have picked a handful of the weirdest and worst ads of the last campaign seasons for your viewing pleasure.

1) Totally Inappropriate:

This ad incorporated images of James Foley’s executioner only a week after it happened.

2) Attacking the handicapped: 

Probably not best to belittle your opponent’s handicap in Texas.

3) Sharknado: 

Its so crazy it just might cult classic.

4) Call Me Maybe… not a spoof:

Dolphins’ cheerleaders did it better.

5) Awkwardness, testicles, and sex offenders: 

There is so much wrong with this ad its hard to know where to start.

6) Lies: 

We urge you to follow this link to see the truth behind this ad. (Not an embedable video.) Sen. Mark Begich’s ad deals with real issues crimes and uses complete lies to blackball his opponent. Watch it and read the fact check here.

7) Frozen Political Options: 

Everyone has made a cover of this video, so why not a politician? Seriously, Elsa is the new Elvis.

8) Auto-tuned to hell: 

Probably not the best political ad… those usually have a point. But maybe a potential record deal later?

BONUS – Electile Dysfunction: 

Weird, yes. Worst? You can decide. We obviously approve of the title, here at PIE.   So which ad is the worst? Have one we missed or an all time favorite political campaign? Tell us about it in the comments below!

About Katrina Jorgensen

Katrina Jorgensen is a devoted advocate for Millennial issues with deep concerns over the direction of America's foreign policy. She seeks to promote political education and empowerment for her generation. You can find her on Twitter @Veribatim. With her focus on Eurasia, Katrina acts as Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the Young Republican National Federation, part of their International Committee. She is a writer and communication specialist in her day job. She regularly contributes to conservative blogs such as Red Alert and IJReview. She has worked as freelance journalist for think tanks, major media outlets and print newspapers. For 6 years, she ran her own web design and consulting company in Texas. Her true passion is non-profits. Katrina has worked for and advised multiple international NGOs. She volunteers her time and provides marketing advice to local charities and other not-for profit-organizations. Katrina also loves reading wonky foreign policy blogs, instgramming her cooking experiments, losing herself in a fiction novel, and exploring new places with her husband, Kai.