Two of the top-ranking Republicans in the contest for governor – Eric Johnson and John Oxendine — cut loose a first round of TV ads on Monday.
Both are designed to give voters a first look at the candidates. Neither campaign would tell us where or how often the ad is playing.
But spies tell us that Johnson has dropped $237,265 on metro Atlanta network this week, for 626 points. Oxendine’s Atlanta broadcast buy for the week now stands at $338,075, for 892 points.
First, the Oxendine ad:
The script, with Oxendine narrating:
“Too often, politicians worry more about their re-election than your future. But as insurance commissioner, I solved problems to help you. That’s what I’ll do as governor.
“My contract with Georgia is a reform plan to downsize government, scrap the income tax, and fix our transportation and water problems. This will attract businesses and help Georgians go back to work. As governor, I won’t care who gets the credit – just so creating jobs is Job One.”