WATCH: Former CIA Operative Valerie Plame Releases Fast-Paced Campaign Ad

Rebekah Sager
September 10, 2019 - 4:07 pm
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Former CIA operative Valerie Plame has released a new movie-trailer-style campaign video that seems more like something for an action movie than a campaign ad. 

Plame, a Democrat, is running for the seat held by Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), who is running for a Senate seat. 

“I come from Ukrainian Jewish immigrants. My dad was in the Air Force, my brother almost died in Vietnam. My service was cut short when my own government betrayed me,” as she narrates in the video. 

Plame is best-known as the spy whose identity was uncovered during the George W. Bush tenure -- a move she refers to in the ad as "revenge" against her husband. 

At the center of the controversy was I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, who President Trump pardoned last year, the official who blew Plane's cover, was former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage. He was never charged.

Plane says in the video that she's "running for Congress because we’re going backward on national security, health care, and women's rights." “We need to turn our country around,” she says. 

“And yes, the CIA really does teach us how to drive like this,” as she's seen whipping her Camaro in a 180-degree turn while speeding down an abandoned New Mexico dirt road. 

The ad is titled “Undercover,” and was produced by Putnam Partners, a Democratic media firm, according to Plame's campaign.