Dem Group's Ad Hits GOP on Katrina

Spot Aimed at Republican Delegates

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AdAge.com) -- The progressive group Campaign for America's Future has released an ad aimed at delegates attending the Republican National Convention. The ad, called "Thanks for the Memories" (and set to that tune), features footage of the aftermath of Katrina and the quote "You've done a heckuva job" -- which is no doubt meant to dredge up memories of President George W. Bush praising then-FEMA director Michael Brown even after it had become apparent the response to Katrina had been disastrous. (Video and more after the jump).

The ad went up Sunday evening on hotel-room networks where GOP delegates will be staying. According to the group, it's spent about $40,000 so far. The spot will run through the end of the week, and there may be plans to broaden the ad buy after this week.

Though the ad could have landed a blow if aimed at swing voters -- especially in the nervous moments prior to Hurricane Gustav's arrival -- it's doubtful it will have any impact on delegates specifically here to choose the next Republican president.

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