Democrats, Republicans Use Actor To Inadvertently Dramatize the Wrong Point

After Ohio Republicans committed a party foul in a gubernatorial attack ad, Democrats responded with their own ethical lapse.

In early October, an ad for gubernatorial candidate John Kasich featured a man, supposedly an unemployed steel worker, standing in an darkened, empty factory, blaming governor Ted Strickland for 400,000 lost steel jobs.

Democrats quickly leaned the man was no hard hat, but Chip Redden, an actor from Cincinnati, whose credits include a SafeAuto commercial and a turn as an extra on Lost. (At least he was an Ohioan.)