Anchorage mayoral candidate Chris Tuck decided Mayor Dave Bronson’s street needed plowing, so he did it himself, and videotaped his effort, in what may be the lowest-budget, highest-impact campaign ad of all time.
He posted his effort to YouTube, where it started gaining traction and is being passed around on social media. There’s no music, no introduction, nothing but Tuck operating a snowplow while the windshield wipers whack back and forth, somewhat annoyingly.
Tuck, a moderate Democrat, is running in a four-way race against first-term Bronson, leftist Suzanne LaFrance, and moderate leftist Bill Popp.
Anchorage has had record snowfall over the past two weeks, with both state and city plowing operations unable to keep up, which has led to plenty of complaining among the residents of Alaska’s largest city. It appears Tuck figured out what matters to Anchorage right now, and got his point across with his own blade, saying it is important that Bronson be able to get to work so the rest of the city can get cleared of the snow.