Sen. Susan Collins's (R-ME) re-election campaign has put out a new attack ad against Democratic opponent Sara Gideon -- but it appears to have massively backfired, as many observers say it makes Gideon look good.
The ad tries to take Gideon to task for saying multiple issues will be a "top priority" for her when she goes to Washington, D.C., while claiming that none of these issues will be relevant to the citizens of Maine.
Among other things, the ad shows that Gideon has named several issues a "top priority," including "protecting the health and safety of our families and communities," "lowering the cost of prescription drugs," and "building an economy that works for everyone."
Given that the ad highlighted Gideon taking very popular positions, many Twitter users joked that it almost seemed as though Collins's team was secretly making an ad for her opponent.
Check out the video -- and some reactions -- below.
@KevinMKruse @TeamCollins207 instead of these swipes, you could just acknowledge the unprecedented bipartisanship j… https://t.co/dF4d3c9Cpq— Dmitri (@Dmitri)1596029242.0
@TeamCollins207 Wow, it's almost like politicians use the phrase "top priority" often, wow, what an amazing find, w… https://t.co/b551BB3O4h— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse)1596027209.0
@TeamCollins207 These are all amazing things. In sum, sounds like her top priority is helping her constituents and… https://t.co/pK0UYgPJNB— Rich Swinton 🇺🇸 (@Rich Swinton 🇺🇸)1596033305.0
@TeamCollins207 This sounds awesome https://t.co/UYyKkOOoE4— Bradford Pearson (@Bradford Pearson)1596029125.0
@TeamCollins207 "Health and safety! The economy! Gun safety! Election reform! Pre-existing conditions! Drug costs!… https://t.co/7fNci5K9q6— Angus Johnston (@Angus Johnston)1596036525.0
@TeamCollins207 These are actually good things I can see why Sara Gideon has been polling higher than Susan Colli… https://t.co/wlEjrx6tKK— Jonathan Jewel 🇺🇸 (@Jonathan Jewel 🇺🇸)1596031895.0
@TeamCollins207 After watching that video about all the good things Sara Gideon wants to do for the people of Maine… https://t.co/axxNYA6eX1— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@Mrs. Betty Bowers)1596036089.0
@TeamCollins207 Hahaha! Why are you Republicans always threatening us with a good time? That is pretty much the ex… https://t.co/DBKPUp4Mr7— Lori Burelle (@Lori Burelle)1596036909.0
@TeamCollins207 Lol guys this is bad— Erin We're Screaming Merry Christmas Again Ryan (@Erin We're Screaming Merry Christmas Again Ryan)1596026379.0