Joe Barton Stars in New DNC Ad

David called it last week, and now the Democrats have delivered. The Democratic National Committee today released new ads starring Joe Barton (R-Texas) and his BP apology.

The ad, “How Republicans Would Govern,” feature’s Barton’s now infamous “I apologize” line, as well as several other Republicans who have been critical of the government’s treatment of BP. The ad will run on national cable this week.


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  • Kate Sheppard was a staff reporter in Mother Jones' Washington bureau from 2009 to 2013. She is now a senior reporter and the energy and environment editor at The Huffington Post. She can be reached by email at kate (dot) sheppard (at) huffingtonpost (dot) com and you can follow her on Twitter @kate_sheppard.