In one of his first TV ads, Johnson says that he spent 26 years in the Air Force yet never mentions he’s one of the “politicians in Washington” he criticizes in the spot. He goes on to refer to his Democratic opponent, former Rep. Charlie Wilson, whom Johnson unseated in 2010, as “Congressman Charlie Wilson.” And the ad features an image of a smiling Wilson standing next to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in the Capitol.
Judging from the commercial, one would never know that Wilson ever left the building.
“He’d like people to believe that I’m the incumbent and he’s the challenger,” Wilson said in an interview.
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