Gray responds to Fenty TV attacks with radio spot
Well, that didn't take long.
Vincent Gray's mayoral campaign already has a radio ad prepped responding to opponent Adrian Fenty's anti-Gray TV ads.
The minute-long ad focuses squarely on jobs.
"The community has asked Mayor Fenty for help, but he hasn't listened," says a female voice, over minor-key music. "Now Mayor Fenty is running ads attacking Vince Gray," adds another. "But Vince Gray understands that there are too many people in D.C. wondering where their next paycheck is going to come from," says a man.
But never fear: "Vince Gray's jobs and economic development plan will help put me back to work," says a woman.
The ad closes: "Mr. Mayor, your attack ads won't help me get a job ... And if you're not going to help me get a job, we're going to help Vince Gray take yours."
The Fenty response, courtesy of campaign spokesperson Sean Madigan: "We're breaking ground on the convention center hotel in the next few weeks. That's 2,000 jobs. We cut the ribbon on Carmine's [restaurant] last week. That's 200 jobs. ... We're using our levers to create jobs ... not set up task forces to talk about jobs."
The problem for Gray is the radio ad is likely to reach many fewer ears than Fenty's ads will. According to Tuesday's campaign finance reports, Fenty has $1.9 million in the bank; Gray has $689,000. And Gray's last radio ad buy was not extensive -- totaling only $12,000, while Fenty spent more than $1 million on TV.
August 11, 2010; 6:11 PM ET
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