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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."

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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.

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.

You can watch the full ad here:

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Ilan Ben-Meir is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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