Hulu users living in North Carolina have likely seen plenty of the above advertisement, supposedly plugging Libertarian Senate candidate Sean Haugh with one of the most ridiculous pro-weed slogans ever conceived: “Get Haugh, get high!”
Libertarian candidates are generally noted supporters of legalizing marijuana, but the blogger and news site noted how outlandish they were, featuring tie-dye shirts, Bob Marley paraphernalia, and a supposed stoner saying “Vote Sean Haugh, oh yeahhhh.”
As it turns out, the ads were actually paid for by a conservative group, backed by the powerful Koch brothers. The ad spots are apparently worth a quarter of a million dollars, and given where that money’s coming from, the goal is likely to disparage the third-party challenger, or possibly to win over young Democrats who would otherwise cast their votes for incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan — allowing Republican challenger Thom Tillis.
You can watch the surreal, out-of-touch video above, or a second one below.