By Maya Rhodan
October 13, 2014

Bill Haslam may be facing Charlie Brown in the Tennessee governor’s race, but it’s Haslam’s latest ad that most resembles a Peanuts cartoon.

In a 60-second spot, the incumbent Republican governor lets the youngsters of Tennessee sell him as the best candidate, highlighting his work on education and job growth. One little tyke really goes for it, closing off the ad with, “the proof is in the pudding.”

Yet for Haslam, the proof may actually be in the polling: Real Clear Politics has Haslam with a 28-point lead over his challenger Brown, who was a virtual unknown when he secured the Democratic nomination in August. Haslam is considered a shoo-in for governor.

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