Rep. Kevin Yoder’s latest television campaign commercial has landed on the “oops” list.
The spot, called “Prairie Spirit,” features video of a wheat harvest, a rather common occurrence in Kansas (the shot starts at :03).
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Democrats are chuckling about the problem, but misplaced stock images are common in political commercials. Actors and models are sometimes used as stand-ins for real voters, for example.
The campaign seemed to take the mistake in stride. “We didn't have time to get a camera crew out to the Yoder family farm, and we mistakenly used some stock footage without fully vetting where it was shot,” a campaign spokesman said.
He sent a photo of Yoder and his dad on the family farm.