Former “Seinfeld” star Jason Alexander is teaming up with Democratic congressional hopeful Harley Rouda in a new video depicting a mock debate between Rouda and his Republican opponent, Rep. Dana RohrabacherDana Tyrone RohrabacherDemocrat Harley Rouda advances in California House primary Lawyers to seek asylum for Assange in France: report Rohrabacher tells Yahoo he discussed pardon with Assange for proof Russia didn’t hack DNC email MORE (Calif.).
Alexander plays the moderator in the mock face-off, introducing himself as a “star of stage, screen and a McDonald’s commercial from 1986.”
On the debate stage is Rouda and a screen displaying Rohrabacher, whom Alexander describes as “joining us via a secure server from Moscow” — a jab at the GOP congressman’s often friendly posture toward Russia.
Alexander then proceeds to pose a series of questions to the two men, with Rohrabacher’s answers coming from past news clips.
“Mr. Rohrabacher, what is your position on climate change?” Alexander asks at one point.
“Just so you know, global warming is a total fraud,” Rohrabacher says in a video clip. “We don’t know what those other cycles were caused by in the past. It could be dinosaur flatulence, or who knows?”
Alexander then poses the same question to Rouda.
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“The only dinosaurs around Orange County are in theme parks,” Rouda responds. “Ninety-seven percent of scientists know climate change is being driven by our overuse of fossil fuels.”
In response to another question about immigration, the video shows a clip of Rohrabacher saying that lawmakers should do everything in their power “to make sure that this flood — this invasion — into our country stops.”
“Did he just…?” a befuddled Alexander says, trailing off.
Rouda, a tech entrepreneur, is set to square off against a crowded field of Democrats in a June 5 primary for a chance to challenge Rohrabacher for his House seat in November.
Rohrabacher, who was first elected to the House three decades ago, is running for reelection in a race rated as a “toss up” by the nonpartisan Cook Political Report.