David Poythress, the former National Guard commander, intends to become the first Democratic candidate for governor up on television with the ad below, which starts Friday.
Here’s the script:
“People all over Georgia are hurting, and the politicians in Atlanta aren’t listening. They don’t seem to realize that this week’s paycheck won’t cover next week’s bills.
“My plan will help small businesses start hiring again and put folks back to work. And to prove I’m serious about getting results … I won’t accept a paycheck as governor until we get unemployment below 7 percent.
Georgians needs a fighter. As a three-star general, that’s what I do.”
The Poythress campaign is putting the size of the ad buy at “six figures,” and says it will air in a large part of Georgia below I-20: Albany, Augusta, Columbus and Macon.
Says campaign manager Wendy Davis:
We’ve been saying for months that we’re the little campaign that can do big things. We’re up on TV when most people thought we’d recess into the shadows.
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