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Clinton Goes Nuclear with “Daisy”

Hillary Clinton tapped the actress in the most (in)famous political ad in U.S. history to blast Donald Trump’s positions on nuclear weapons.

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In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson shook up his race with an explosive ad against Republican opponent Barry Goldwater.

The ad featured a little girl picking flowers, before an audible countdown from from ten begins. Then, a nuclear bomb explodes — presumably killing the girl in the spot.

The one-minute ad aired only once, on Sept. 7, 1964, but made headlines around the country and sent shockwaves through both campaigns.

Fifty-two years later, Hillary Clinton has brought back “Daisy” for a new ad attacking Donald Trump.

The ad features the actress, Monique Corzilius Luiz, expressing “her concern for nuclear war given Trump’s temperament and rhetoric.”

The Clinton campaign’s release had no details on the size or scope of the ad buy, meaning it may just be for earned media attention (much like the original spot).

The ad also may be an attempt by Clinton to move beyond damaging headlines this week on the FBI and her emails.