Massachusetts State Representative Carl Sciortino has launched a new television ad for his campaign to fill Senator Ed Markey's now empty seat in the U.S. House.
Sciortino, who is openly gay, 'comes out' to his father (played in the commercial by his real father Carl Sciortino Sr.) as a liberal Democrat. Sciortino Sr. is a Tea Party supporter. The commercial is a clever play on the concept of 'coming out' to your parents.
"I'll never forget that conversation with my dad where I had to come out and tell him that I was a Massachusetts liberal," says Sciortino Jr. in the ad.
In a statement released by Sciortino Jr., he said, "My father and I disagree on just about everything. I am grateful that he was willing to appear in my TV ad even though he probably thinks he should be running against me."
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