Moran To Go On TV
For those of you wondering (like us) when Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Brian Moran would start airing TV ads, you finally have your answer.
His campaign has bought air time starting this week in Norfolk and Richmond, according to several sources familiar with the purchase. But the buy is substantially smaller than what his rivals have bought in those markets.
Moran has been spending money quickly and had the least money in the bank as of the reporting period. It shows. He is the last to go on the air.
Terry McAuliffe has been on and off TV since January. R. Creigh Deeds has been up for two weeks. Even Republican Robert F. McDonnell, who faces no opposition for his party's nomination, went on air last week across the state and in pricey Northern Virginia.
Moran also began airing a new radio ad and sent out his first campaign mailer this weekend.
The 60-second radio ad, "Turn the Page" criticizes McAuliffe for working against then presidential candidate Barack Obama. "The fact is, if Terry McAuliffe had his way, Barack Obama wouldn't be our president today,'' the narrator says.
The ad is airing on urban radio stations in Richmond and Hampton Roads.
"Negative attacks like this one are nothing new from Brian Moran, who continues to run false and misleading ads,'' McAuliffe spokeswoman Lis Smith said. "The fact is that Terry fought tirelessly after the presidential primaries to get Barack Obama elected."
Moran's brochure features several photos of Moran with Gov. Timothy M. Kaine and U.S. Sens. James Webb and Mark R. Warner and continues with his theme as a fighter.
"As our next governor, Brian will do what he's always done. Fight and win for the people of Virginia."
May 17, 2009; 10:00 PM ET
Categories: 2009 Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Brian J. Moran , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell , Terry McAuliffe
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