Many political campaigns make missteps on their way to primary or general elections. In recent days, the Ted Cruz campaign pulled a campaign ad which happened to feature an actress who had appeared in soft-core pornography. And Marco Rubio's campaign unveiled an ad referencing Ronald Reagan's "Morning in America" ad, citing it was "morning again in America" – but the ad featured stock footage of Vancouver, British Columbia, and a tugboat bearing a Canadian flag.
These sorts of "oops" moments occur all the time. But what are the most famous oops moments, gaffes — and even some dirty tricks we've seen in elections?
Paige Phelps talked with Paul Brace, political science professor at Rice University, to find out.