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Anti-Manchin ad invokes Colbert testimony

With last Friday's flurry of debate about whether it was appropriate for comedian Stephen Colbert to deliver his trademark "truthiness" in a Congressional hearing room, it was only a matter of time before he made debut in a forebodingly-soundtracked political ad.

A new ad from the North Carolina-based Committee for Truth in Politics targets Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin, now running in West Virginia's close Senate race, for a federal probe of a state highway contract in the state. But first, the spot enumerates the "many things wrong in Washington" -- such as an unbalanced budget and government inefficiency -- before capping off the list with a still photo of Colbert's testimony before a House subcommittee.

"And they think it's all one big joke," the narrator says as the Comedy Central star's image appears on the screen.

Watch it here. (h/t NRO)