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New Ad From Bolling

Amy Gardner

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) debuted his second television ad of the campaign this week, making use of the ample financial advantage over Democratic challenger Jody Wagner he reported in recent fundraising disclosure forms.

In the ad, titled "Plan," Bolling promises to act as the state's first "jobs creation officer," to "continue" creating incentives to attract jobs to Virginia, to "root out" wasteful government spending and to oppose "job-killing" tax increases.

"These are challenging times," Bolling says. "We have to do more to create jobs and help families."

In Bolling's first ad, "Lessons," the lieutenant governor took credit for writing legislation extending health care to lower-income children, and he promised to increase teacher pay and send more money to classrooms (without raising taxes). "Lessons" has been on the air for two weeks, but the campaign boosted the ad's airtime on Tuesday, so now it is airing everywhere (except pricey Northern Virginia, where it appears on cable only).

According to the Virginia Public Access report, Bolling had $1.3 milllion in the bank on Aug. 30, compared to Wagner's $600,000.

Watch "Plan" below, and "Lessons" below that:

By Amy Gardner  |  September 24, 2009; 1:20 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Lieutenant Governor's Race , Amy Gardner , Bill Bolling , Campaign Ads , Election 2009 , Jody Wagner  
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Wow, he's going to boost teacher's pay without raising taxes? Where has he been the last four years? Doesn't he know anything about Virginia's budget? I really don't trust a Republican who says that because they haven't done so in the past.
Doesn't he realize that it's the School District that sets that salary scale. Even when the state sends down a percent or so to the district the teachers don't always get it.

As far as I'm concerned it's all political rhetoric. As a retired educator I am not convinced nor amused1!

Posted by: mcdonalsherry | September 24, 2009 6:41 PM | Report abuse

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