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Gary Chambers' new pot-smoking campaign ad in Senate race goes viral with old tactics

Added 01-20-22 11:07:01am EST - “Democrat Gary Chambers Jr. is running to unseat Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy. Chambers follows in the footsteps of other politicians who have used attention-grabbing ads to up their name recognition.” - Npr.org

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Gary Chambers Jr., pictured here in a file photo, is running against U.S. Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana. His first campaign video, "37 Seconds," features him smoking a blunt and discussing marijuana arrests and policy. Melinda Deslatte/AP hide caption

Gary Chambers Jr., pictured here in a file photo, is running against U.S. Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana. His first campaign video, "37 Seconds," features him smoking a blunt and discussing marijuana arrests and policy.

On Tuesday, Chambers released a now-viral campaign video. In it, the candidate lights a blunt — while advocating for the legalization of marijuana.

The longtime community activist from Baton Rouge is running to replace U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, the Republican incumbent, as the junior senator from Louisiana.

Chambers strikes a serious tone in his first campaign ad. Wearing a suit and tie, he sits in an armchair in the middle of a field and rattles off statistics about arrests for marijuana possession in the U.S. and the money spent putting people behind bars for these charges.

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