Pro-Paul super PAC highlights Sunday session on snooping powers as wrestling style brawl

05/29/2015 11:37 AM

A Pro-Rand Rand Paul super PAC is drawing attention to the rare Sunday evening Senate debate with an imaginative ad featuring a photoshopped shirtless Paul, and fire breathing bald eagles.

America’s Liberty PAC, which is run by John Tate and Jesse Benton, are putting GOP presidential candidate Paul in a new setting for a politician.

Paul’s head is seen in the ad photoshopped on top of a body builder as explosions rock in the background, and an announcer exclaims — “Get ready America for the biggest brawl for liberty of the century.”

The ad may not set the political world ablaze, but it is drawing the attention of the national media, well above the “low five-figure” expense it’s costing the pro-Paul super PAC.

The Hill, the National Journal wrote stories on the part monster truck rally — part professional wrestling style ad on Friday morning.

The spot is airing mainly online as pre-rolls to other online videos, and on social media outlets like Facebook.

In a phone interview with Pure Politics, Benton described the ad as “trying to have some fun, make some people laugh and draw attention” to the vote on Sunday over data collection.

Benton said the ad was done in house.

The ad pits Paul against President Obama and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who is also running for president, but the real back and forth has been between U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and Paul.

McConnell is down to his last moves on renewing the Patriot Act, or finding the votes to pass a watered down version of the bill passed by the House called the Freedom Act. Both bills failed to make their way out of the Senate last week and Paul continually objected to moves by McConnell to pass or extend the law.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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