Vancouver featured in Marco Rubio campaign ad

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‘It’s a good looking video, no doubt, but it’s pretty recognizable as Vancouver’

Marco Rubio’s latest campaign video is under some flak after featuring video footage of the Vancouver skyline in an ad touting ‘Morning in America’.

Vancouver’s distinctive downtown is the first scene in the latest campaign advertisement for Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio.

Vancouver-based videographer has come forward, saying that he shot the scene late last August from a viewing tower in North Vancouver.

“It’s pretty funny, isn’t it?” he said. “It’s a good-looking video, no doubt, but it’s pretty recognizable as Vancouver.”

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Chavasse said he’s been working as a freelancer for the past year or two, posting his material on stock photo and video sites. He thinks Rubio’s campaign staff probably paid about $80 US or more for the short clip, depending on the licencing agreement.

“I don’t actually get to see where my videos get used, I just put them online,” he said.

Chavasse said he had no idea his video was being used in the campaign.

“Well, I had a good laugh … I’m not exactly a big Republican fan or a Rubio supporter,” he said, adding he wasn’t against it being used for the campaign.

“It’s always cool to see your stuff being used.”

CBC News has contacted Marco Rubio’s campaign to speak about Vancouver’s appearance in the video, but has yet to hear back.

 

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