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Decoder Buzz How did John Boehner's opponent get his campaign ad to go viral? Humor. (+video)

The latest viral campaign video spoofs an ad for a virility drug. Not bad for a French teacher trying to unseat House Speaker John Boehner. Humor has been a staple of 2014's best political ads.

By Staff writer / April 15, 2014

Bill Neibergall/The Des Moines Register/AP/File

More money than ever is sloshing around political campaigns, which means more ads and more competition for attention. So how does a lesser-known candidate break through? With humor.