Attorney General Thurbert Baker, the Democratic candidate for governor, today launched his third TV spot in four days – and began the hard sell of his bingo-for-education idea:
The pace of Baker’s entry into a TV-oriented campaign appears aimed at tamping the poll numbers of former Gov. Roy Barnes back down into runoff territory – below 50 percent.
The script, featuring Baker in a classroom:
“The future of Georgia will be determined right here. To compete in a new global economy, these kids need more time in school, because there’s a lot more to learn.
“So we’ll make kindergarten mandatory, expand after-school activities, bring our school days to the average of the industrialized world – and we’ll pay for it by adding bingo to Georgia’s lottery.
“Georgia’s kids can beat anybody in the world, if we just give them the education it takes to win.”