Worst Campaign Ads of 2010
5. Lizbeth Benacquisto's rape ad. The Republican state Senate candidate used the ad to address her position on abortion. Not to be outdone, a supporter of Benacquisto's Democratic opponent, Kevin Rader, came forward to say she had been raped, too. Tastelessness ensued.
4. Rick Scott used his mom to get elected governor. "He's a good boy," she promised.
3. An anti-Dan Gelber mailer struck a bizarrely prejudiced tone.