Bruning has tabbed Washington D.C. based McCarthy-Hennings Media to replace Dresner Wickers and Associates out of San Francisco. According to a 1994 Time magazine report Larry McCarthy was one of the admen behind the infamous 1988 Willie Horton attack ad, which helped derail Democrat Michael Dukakis’ presidential campaign.
Over the last few months Bruning has arguably made a series of missteps. The Attorney General:
- Compared welfare recipients to scavenging raccoons.
- Was hit by media reports and the Nebraska Democratic Party for questionable ethical behavior involving his purchase of a $675,000 lakefront home.
- Took flak from the Omaha World-Herald following an exclusive report by Nebraska Watchdog regarding Bruning’s close political ties and questionable defense of David Sokol, who was once considered the heir apparent to Warren Buffett.
According to a recent poll Bruning is still the frontrunner in the GOP race but is a long way from the nomination. While Bruning’s 29 percent put him well ahead of Don Stenberg’s 12 percent and Deb Fischer’s eight percent, 46 percent of those polled were still undecided.
Bruning and his campaign have not been available for comment.
Reported by Joe Jordan, firstname.lastname@example.org
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