LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 7 (UPI) --
A tough new Democratic ad highlights the potential attacks candidates who endorse presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump may face across the country this year.
The ad is entitled "Harassment" and targets incumbent Arkansas Sen. John Boozman. The ad opens with a cursor on a black screen slowly tapping out the dictionary definition of the ad's title. It then cuts to several misogynistic clips from Trump, including when he says a woman "ate like a pig," makes fun of a woman's cosmetic surgery and his comments about Fox News anchor Megan Kelly, where he said she has "blood coming out of her wherever."
The two minute ad, which has yet to receive any actual airplay in Arkansas, goes on to link Boozman to Trump with an audio clip of the senator pledging to support the GOP presidential nominee no matter who the party picks. Boozman never mentions Trump by name. The cursor returns and types out "Trump enabler: Arkansas Senator John Boozman."
It isn't until the ad is nearly over that Boozman's opponent, Democrat Conner Eldridge, a former U.S. attorney, is even mentioned. When he is, it is with a family photo and the cursor reminding voters Eldridge helped prosecute domestic violence cases.
Republicans who viewed the ad did so with dismay. Erick Erickson, the influential conservative blogger, posted a link to the video on YouTube, calling it a "roadmap" for Democrats across the country.
"This is brutal," Erickson wrote. "This is exactly what you can expect throughout the country in the general election. [It] provides a helpful roadmap to other Democrats on how they are going to take back the Senate."