Greta Slams Longshot GOP Candidate as 'Jerk' for McConnell Insult

Friday, 14 Feb 2014 08:39 PM

By Todd Beamon

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Fox News host Greta Van Susteren on Friday blasted a bizarre television spot by longshot Texas Senate candidate Dwayne Stovall that likens Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to a Looney Tunes turtle.

"This ad is lousy," Van Susteren said on her Fox website. "It is gratuitously insulting.

"I have no idea whether Stovall is a great candidate or not — but his ad makes me think he is a jerk," she added. "You can be clever and funny in ads … or you can be gratuitously insulting."

In the ad, Stovell, one of seven candidates vying to unseat Sen. John Cornyn in a GOP primary, blasts the Minority Whip for following McConnell's lead — including this week's vote to raise the debt ceiling.

"As a senator from Texas you vote for Texas, you don't stab her in the back by voting for cloture on Obamacare; you don't enslave its children with unconstitutional laws and overwhelming debt — and you certainly don't do this to please some guy that looks and fights like a turtle," Stovall says in the 30-second ad.

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A picture of McConnell next to the Looney Tunes character Cecil Turtle then flashes on the screen.

The ad ends with a shot of Stovall's dog and a voiceover saying "I like turtle soup."

Stovall, who has been backed by several local tea party groups, is among a gaggle of challengers to Cornyn in the March 4 GOP primary. Others include Rep. Steve Stockman, who also has tea party endorsements.

In 2012, Stovall lost a GOP primary for the state House by nearly 5,000 votes, The Dallas Morning News reports. The only elected position he has held is on a local school board.

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