(CNN) – It's not every day a politician literally puts a bullet through a piece of legislation.
But West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, the state's Democratic Senate nominee, does just that in a new ad that rails against several of President Barack Obama's policies.
"I'll take on Washington and this administration to get the federal government off of our backs and out of our pockets," says Manchin as he is seen loading a rifle.
The Democratic governor then adds he will "repeal the bad parts of Obamacare and "take dead aim at the Cap and Trade bill" before firing at what appears to be a copy of the Democratic-backed legislation itself.
The ad is the latest example of the anti-Obama strategy Democrats running in conservative regions across the company have embraced in hopes of eking out victories over Republican challengers.
Manchin faces businessman John Raese, who has repeatedly run ads suggesting the Democratic governor will be a rubberstamp for President Obama's agenda if he gets to Washington.
Obama himself has never been popular in the state, even among Democratic voters. He suffered one of his worst defeats there in the 2008 presidential primary, when he lost to Hillary Clinton by a 67-26 percent margin.