Whoa. Democrat John Bel Edwards, who is a former Army Ranger and running against GOP Senator David Vitter in the Louisiana governor’s race, just dropped a “hall of fame negative ad” going after Vitter’s old prostitution scandal, saying the senator “chose prostitutes over patriots.”

Ouch.

Here’s the transcript:

“The choice for governor couldn’t be more clear. John Bel Edwards, who answered our country’s call and served as a Ranger in the 82nd Airborne Division. Or David Vitter, who answered a prostitute’s call minutes after he skipped a vote honoring 28 soldiers who gave their lives in defense of our freedom. David Vitter chose prostitutes over patriots. Now, the choice is yours.”

And here’s the ad:

Kaboom, to say the least:

The runoff election to decide the winner will be held on November 21.