The NRCC is out with yet another TV ad slamming Democrat Zephyr Teachout in the NY-19 race, which is fast becoming one of the most expensive congressional contests in the state this election cycle.

This ad perpetuates a theme that Teachout’s opponent, Republican John Faso, started early on in this race: The idea that being highly educated – and, in fact, a college professor – is somehow a negative thing linked to extreme liberalism.

That’s an idea many conservatives have been pushing for some time, that many colleges and universities are liberal hotbeds where professors are indoctrinating, perhaps even brainwashing, students in a leftist agenda.

(For the record, my father is a veteran professor of Political Science at SUNY New Paltz, and he’s a Republican).

The ad also criticizes Teachout for her support of, and subsequent endorsement by, self-professed Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator who challenged Hillary Clinton from the left during this year’s presidential primary.

It also accuses Teachout of wanting to raise a whole host of taxes, including energy taxes, which is an issue over which the candidates clashed repeatedly during the TWC News debate in Woodstock last night.

Here’s the script of the new ad:

“Announcer: Remember that zany professor…who always pushed their liberal agenda? That’s Professor Zephyr Teachout.

She supports Obama’s dangerous Iran nuclear deal. And Professor Teachout supports higher property taxes, higher energy taxes, and higher estate taxes.

That’s probably why Teachout loves Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders. He’s from Vermont, just like her. Zany Professor, Zephyr Teachout. She’s just not one of us.”

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