Colonel Applegate Releases Two New Ads: It's Time to Put Politics Aside and Put Country First

Criticizes Issa's continued support of Donald Trump, highlights Applegate’s focus on problem solving 

Today the Applegate for Congress campaign released two new television ads, "Still" and "Face It." "Still" criticizes Congressman Darrell Issa for his continued support of Donald Trump’s campaign despite Trump bragging about groping women and numerous sexual assault allegations.  "Face It" highlights Colonel Applegate's service to our country as a Marine Colonel and his plan to put political games aside and put country first in Congress. 



“Darrell Issa's continued support of Donald Trump, despite numerous women coming forward with sexual assault allegations, is further proof the Issa will always put party before country,” said Robert Dempsey, Applegate’s campaign manager. "Colonel Applegate doesn't care about playing politics, he cares about delivering real results. That's what the people of the 49th deserve and we need to send a Marine Colonel to fix the broken Congress." 

These ads are the fourth and fifth released by the Applegate campaign. The first, “Lined Pockets” links Issa to his presidential pick Donald Trump and questions how Issa became over $200 million richer in Congress. Issa responded with a threatening letter in an attempt to distract from the issues. Likewise, Issa gave a weak knee-jerk response to Applegate’s second ad “Everything Changed,” which criticized Issa for voting against the 9/11 first responder bill and saying he had done enough for what he called “simply" a plane crash. The third "Access", condemned Congressman Darrell Issa for taking an official role on Donald Trump’s campaign on the same day disgusting tapes were released in which Trump brags about sexual assault.

"Still” and "Face It" will air on broadcast and cable in the 49th Congressional District.

“Still” Script: 


Donald Trump brags about groping women.

Donald Trump:

I just start kissing them. I don’t even wait.

You can do anything.

Grab them by the p****


And it wasn’t just talk.


Several women speaking out accusing Donald Trump of touching them.


But Darrell Issa says Donald Trump is still the obvious choice for President.

Say no to Donald Trump and Darrell Issa.

Colonel Applegate:

It doesn’t have to be this way. It’s time to put politics aside and put country first.

I’m Colonel Doug Applegate and I approve this message because I’ll always fight for you.


"Face It" Script: 

Colonel Applegate: 

Let's face it, something's wrong. 

The system's broken. 

Congress is broken. 


They don't represent us. 

It doesn't have to be this way.

I'm Colonel Doug Applegate. 

I'm not a politician.  

I'm a Marine. 

I'll always stand up for what's right no matter who's the President. 

It's time to put the game playing and party politics aside and put country first. 

I'm Colonel Doug Applegate and I approve this message. 


CONTACT: Robert Dempsey

 Paid for Applegate for Congress

Douglas Applegate is a Colonel USMCR (retired). Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Marine Corps, the Department of the Navy, or the Department of Defense.