It seems the television ad campaign calling out Republican Mike Duffey for his cuts to education is working. Duffey has been forced to go on defense, producing his own response ad – using his wife in a very similar setting – to try to counter the attack.

Moving Ohio Forward has been running the original 30-second TV spot featuring friend-of-the-blog Courtney Johnson. It calls out Duffey for voting in favor of $1.8 billion in cuts and for his vote on Senate Bill 5, the anti-union bill that was repealed with the help of nearly two-thirds of Franklin County voters.

Duffey’s latest ad uses his (also blond) wife but is clearly much less effective. It’s never a good sign when you’re playing defense four days before the election.

Moving Ohio Forward has also been running an ad in support of Duffey’s Democratic opponent and veteran teacher Donna O’Connor.