In 2014, U.S. Senate candidate and Tea Party leader Dwayne Stovall grabbed a few national headlines by comparing then Republican Minority Whip Mitch McConnell to a cartoon turtle.

The apparently homemade ad features Stovall sitting in the bed of his pickup truck, cozied up next to a trusty shotgun and his hungry golden retriever.

But instead of targeting his opponent directly, Stovall directs his anger at Mitch McConnell – whom many conservatives consider a “traitor” for siding with Obama on various policy issues. Stovall wasn’t particularly elevated in his attack – saying McConnell “looks and fights like a turtle.”

Stovall was ultimately thumped by Cornyn, but this ad, and his dog’s affinity for turtle soup, will live on in strange political ad infamy.

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