As Seen on TV
Mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio is out with his first ad of the general election, which paints his candidacy as a political cause.
The 30-second spot, which his the airwaves today, features footage from Mr. de Blasio’s primary night victory party, where he addressed a huge crowd of enthusiastic supporters gathered at a Brooklyn concert hall.
In his latest campaign ad, Democratic Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley highlights the differences between Brooklyn, New York and his hometown, Brooklyn, Iowa.
“In the movies, growing up in Brooklyn meant the rough and tumble of New York. Well, I grew up in Brooklyn, Iowa where I learned that it’s less important how loud you talk than how well you listened,” Mr. Braley says in the ad.
Congressman Michael Grimm called ads against him placed on the Staten Island Ferry, “smear tactics,” “disgusting,” and “politics at its worst” in a statement sent to The Politickertoday. The advertisements, which were purchased by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, focused on reports of a possible FBI investigation into Mr. Grimm’s fundraising. Mr. Grimm described the campaign as evidence the allegations of illegal fundraising being made against him are politically motivated.
“This brings credence to our call that this is political from the beginning,” Mr. Grimm said. “The people of Staten Island and Brooklyn know I have been fighting hard for them and I have the record to prove it, which is why the DCCC must resort to smear tactics.”
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and Texas Governor Rick Perry released dueling web videos in preparation for tonight’s debate in Vegas. Their combative clips make competing claims about which candidate has a stronger record on jobs.