Tea Party Warm-and-Fuzzy: Father-Son Campaign Commercial

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Carl Sciortino, a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, at the State House in Boston, Mass. on Nov. 21, 2012.

In the tradition of campaign commercials pulling on the family heart strings:

This one is an instant classic.

Carl Sciortino Jr., running for Congress in Massachusetts, doesn’t have much in common with his father — politically.

Dad’s a “Tea Partier.” The son’s “a Massachusetts liberal” — and gay as well.

Yet Carl Sciortino Sr. does as good a job as his son does in the  gone-viral selling of this candidacy:

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