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Girl in Clinton ad now Obama backer

By Times Wires
Published March 10, 2008


BONNEY LAKE, Wash. --  Casey Knowles didn't much like a recent campaign commercial for Hillary Rodham Clinton - even though she's in it as a sleeping 8-year-old.

After all, she is about to turn 18 now and is a big supporter of Barack Obama.

"What I don't like about the ad is its fear-mongering," Knowles told ABC's Good Morning America Weekend Edition Sunday. "I think it's a cheap hit to take."

The Clinton ad aired in Texas before last week's vote and implied a lack of experience on Obama's part. It showed old stock footage of Knowles sleeping in bed. A narrator describes a phone ringing in the White House: "It's 3 a.m. and your children are safely asleep. Who do you want answering the phone?"

The file footage was originally shot for a railroad company advertisement. The Clinton campaign bought it from Getty Images.

[Last modified March 10, 2008, 07:06:26]

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