January 01, 1970 | Truthout | News
Political attack ads are known for crude sensationalism, but a recent TV ad attacking
New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan goes beyond the usual jabs and exaggerations. Capitalizing on a spike in drug overdoses that has rocked the state, the ad juxtaposes Hassan with shots of a wailing ambulance and an overdose victim being rushed into the emergency room on a stretcher. Hassan's decision to veto a budget bill last year is blamed for delaying funding for drug-treatment programs.