The Democratic contest for attorney general is likely to come down to a pair of TV ads.
As of June 30, former Dougherty County prosecutor Ken Hodges reported that he had $252,133 left to finish out his Democratic primary campaign for attorney general.
Which means that Hodges can afford a modest broadcast of this attack ad, released on Monday:
His rival, state Rep. Rob Teilhet of Smyrna, reported $38,260 on hand. But his campaign reports today that Teilhet had already laid down $210,000 on a TV buy by June 30 – presumably to air the Kenneth Walker video he displayed last week.
On Monday, the Teilhet campaign alerted reporters that Emily Walker, mother of the black man slain by a sheriff’s deputy – in the ad, she condemns Hodges for not bringing charges against the white officer – would be interviewed this morning on WAOK (1380 AM), a radio station aimed at African-Americans.
But if you don’t own the time, you don’t call the shots.
The Teilhet campaign this morning sent a note to reporters, letting them know that the drive-time interview with Emily Walker had been postponed until Thursday morning.