Maine Gubernatorial Candidate Advocates … Streaking?

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Thursday, April 08, 2010 at 10:18 am

I’m not sure Maine gubernatorial candidate Steve Abbott meant to couple his new campaign commercial, austerely titled “Prosperity,” with a video on streakers, but it appears he’s doing just that on his campaign website.

An episode of the “Streak to Win” web series, documenting a college varsity streaking team, appears on Abbott’s website under the video reader’s “staff picks.” Between the snarky dialogue, viewers will see a healthy dose of full frontal nudity.

No response yet from Abbott’s staff.

Update: Abbott Communications Director Felicia Knight said she first learned of the streaking video from TWI and said the campaign did not compile the video staff picks. “These are not our staff picks,” Knight said, adding that the campaign was “certainly not pleased” to find this content on its site.

Knight suspected that the “staff pick” was actually compiled by BlipTV, the video reader the Abbott campaign is using for their website. Knight’s suspicions were confirmed when she found the “Streak to Win” video listed as the number one video on BlipTV today.

“We are taking out the Blip embeds and adding YouTube,” Knight said, adding that this could serve as a warning to other people who are using BlipTV.

Screen shots after the jump:

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