Meet the Attack Lads – Willie Horton

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Willie Horton ad (1988): Connected Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis to murderer/rapist who escaped during a weekend prison furlough

created by
McCarthy Marcus Hennings

Home to Larry McCarthy, creator of Progress for America Voter Fund’s “Ashley’s Story,” which showed Bush hugging the daughter of a 9/11 victim

corporate clients:
Fox TV, The Washington Post Company

McCarthy Marcus Hennings also created the Windsurfing ad (2002)


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