PA-13: Leach Pokes Fun with #Boyleing

BoyleingDemocratic candidate Daylin Leach is bringing trolling to a whole new level with #Boyleing.

This whole saga began when a pro-Boyle SuperPAC released an ad that made ample use of footage of the State Representative. It turns out the Boyle campaign uploaded a YouTube video on April 15th of stock footage of the candidate talking to voters with filler music.

While all candidates record footage like this, it would make little sense for them to post it online unless they wanted others to use it. According to campaign finance laws, SuperPACs can not “coordinate” with the candidates they are supporting. Therefore, according to the Leach campaign, this video was a blatant effort to provide Building a Better PA with video for their ad (some of the footage does indeed appear in the SuperPAC’s commercial).

Instead of just pointing this out, however, the Leach campaign wants to have a little fun at the Boyle campaign’s expense. Taking a page out of The Daily Show’s book, who created the phenomenon known as #McConnelling, the Leach campaign is urging citizens to make their own unique videos with the footage that the Boyle campaign has supplied.

Leach’s campaign has already posted two such examples and are encouraging participants to use the hashtag #Boyleing. Their crusade has already apparently reached the Philadelphia Daily News.

Boyle’s campaign manager Adam Erickson responded to Leach’s effort by telling PoliticsPA the following:

“While Daylin is fiddling his Mac making silly videos, Brendan Boyle’s campaign is focusing on the real issues that matter to the constituents of the 13th: income inequality, expanding the middle class, protecting retirement security and women’s health.”

Other Democratic candidates in the race for PA-13 include physician Val Arkoosh and former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies.

7 Responses

  1. Still waiting for Leach and Arkoosh to release several years of tax returns. Now that would be amusing.

  2. Any Democrat who’s been paying attention knows that the one candidate in the 13th who is not tied to Big Labor, Big Money, or the Party Bosses is Daylin Leach. Which is why he doesn’t get traction with traditional party leaders. And why he has such enthusiastic support among real grass-roots Democrats. Leach’s win this year will be another reminder that real Democrats want candidates with real Democratic values.

  3. Hey, if my campaign was likely polling dead last like Daylin’s probably is, then I guess I’d find time to post videos instead of campaigning too. Can’t blame them.

  4. Coordination between candidates and SuperPACs is clearly not a problem because there are even fewer convictions for it than another non-problem (in person voter fraud).

  5. Great work by the Leach campaign.

    Coordinating between a PAC and a campaign is a criminal offense. But then, Johnny Doc and Bobby Brady know all about such matters, and have beat the rap many times, so I guess they are just daring the Democratic US Attorney to do something about it.

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