Here we go again.
Remember back in 2007 when then-candidate Michael Nutter broke through in the Democratic primary with a TV ad featuring his daughter Olivia?
The spot, in which Olivia, then in middle-school, spoke to camera about her dad, was widely credited with winning the nomination for Nutter.
If you forget it or have never seen it, you can view or re-view it here.
Well, way across the state in Pennsylania's second city, another Democratic candidate for mayor is using the same technique to try to break through a contested mayoral primary.
As in the Nutter spot, Wagner's ad has Sara speaking to camera, extolling the virtues of her father. Sara is 18 and notes this is the first election in which she can vote, adding "that's pretty cool."
And to make her dad look "pretty cool," she and father fist-bump at the end of the ad.
You can see the Wagner ad here.
As in Philly, winning the Democratic nomination in Pittsburgh is the same as winning the mayor's office.
This daughter-loves-father technique -- clearly aimed at making dad look cooler and more appealing, especially to younger people, than he really is -- worked well in the east. We'll see if it also works in the west.