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AD WATCH: Teddy Turner wants voters to "break up" with career politicians

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

If you live in South Carolina's First Congressional District, then you've likely seen a few advertisements for candidates facing off for the GOP nomination. A new ad from candidate Teddy Turner, however, may be the most eyebrow-raising ad of the cycle.

The ad, titled "Break Up", could be confused with George Michael video from the 1980's complete with smooth jazz playing in the background.

The ad features a well-dressed man drinking out of a brandy snifter while sitting by the warm glow of a cozy fire.

Staring longingly into his drink, the man finally speaks with a deep southern drawl.

"We've come a long way," he says. "I know I've spent too much, but what's a few trillion? It was all for you. But I've changed. I'll keep my promises this time. It'll be different."

Clearly, the man is meant to represent a flirting politician doing whatever it takes to win.

"I'm sorry for all the mistakes I've made. Sugar, just give me one more chance," the man says, topping off his titillating proposition with a smooch.

The scene then cuts to several nearby framed photos of other candidates in the race like former Gov. Mark Sanford and state Sen. Larry Grooms.

"Break up with career politicians," says a female voice as the camera focuses on the photos.

It's a little roomy for the GOP nomination for this seat, as 16 men and women are vying for the chance to be the nominee, and TV ads are often one way candidates create buzz about their candidacies.

First District voters will select between the candidates on March 19. However, with this many candidates, the race could head for a runoff.

Meanwhile, on the Democratic side, Elizabeth Colbert-Busch is competing for the nod with Ben Frasier, the Dems' previous nominee for the seat in 2010.

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