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Louisiana Gubernatorial Candidate's Oil And Drilling Ad Uses Stock Footage Of California

"The oil and gas industry is the lifeblood of Louisiana's economy."

Posted on November 17, 2015, at 1:45 p.m. ET

John Bel Edwards, the Democratic candidate for governor of Louisiana, is currently running an ad touting his support for his state's oil and gas industry. The ad, however, features video of drilling in... California.

This shot of an oil rig...

...is this "aerial shot of off shore oil platforms"...

...in Southern California.

This aerial shot of an off shore oil platform...

...is this "aerial shot of off shore oil platform"...

...which was also taken in California.

In an email, a representative for the company that made the stock footage confirmed that the footage was filmed off Long Beach, California.

The John Bel Edwards campaign did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

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