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Michigan candidate for attorney general campaigns touting the one thing she doesn't have

Posted: 1:10 PM, Dec 01, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-01 18:10:20Z

Sexual harassment allegations are getting formerly illustrious men fired left and right this week, and a candidate for attorney general in Michigan is hoping to harness that buzz.

"Who can you trust most not to show you their penis in a professional setting?" asks civil rights lawyer Dana Nessel in a brutally honest campaign ad. "Is it the candidate who doesn’t have a penis? I’d say so." 

Watch the ad below. Warning: It repeatedly refers to aspects of male genitalia.

Photographs of President Donald Trump , embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore and fired PBS journalist Charlie Rose float past as Nessel declares "we need more women in positions of power, not less."

She confronts fears of an all-female ticket by calling her sex an asset rather than a liability. Notably absent from Nessel's photo montage was Matt Lauer , but her ad likely needed at least a couple days of post-production.

There are still several months until Michigan's Democratic primary on Aug. 7, 2018, but Nessel's bold ad certainly turned heads.

“This is THE single most astonishing political ad I have ever seen,” wrote political analyst Jeff Greenfield on Twitter.

The Daily Dot described it  as proof of "how pathetically low the bar is for men in office."