'Rand Paul Stomp' Stars in First Ad
So 'scary' it's running after 10pm, say Dems
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Oct 29, 2010 2:21 AM CDT

(Newser) – Smile, Rand Paul bruisers, you're on TV—again! The takedown and head-stompin' of a protester by Paul supporters is starring in its first political ad. But bizarrely, the Democratic Party finds it so "scary" for kids that it's only running after 10 pm, a spokesman tells the Washington Post. The ad features film of MoveOn.org member Lauren Valle being wrestled to the ground where her head is stepped on by a Paul supporter outside the Kentucky Senate candidate debate this week. The words the "Rand Paul Stomp" label the film over a listing of the candidate's plans to "end student loans," "end breast cancer research," and "dump the Civil Rights Act."

"Rand Paul: Stomping on You, Stomping on Kentucky," the spot concludes. The ads will run in Lexington and in Paul's hometown of Bowling Green. Paul has condemned the violence against Valle and dumped Tim Profitt, the man who stepped on Valle's head, as a county campaign coordinator. Ads are heating up as candidates race to the finish line before Tuesday's elections. DC congressional candidate Missy Smith is running a series of anti-abortion ads featuring such graphic images of fetuses that some stations are warning viewers not to watch.