Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Maine Attorney General William Schneider unveiled a new television ad for his U.S. senate campaign today.
The 30-second commercial is titled "A Soldier for the Senate," and shows Schneider in his Army uniform and in the more familiar shirt and tie of his prosecutor days.
"As a Green Beret he served our country with honor. As a prosecutor, he directed our states anti-terrorist efforts after 9/11. As our Attorney General, he fought every day to put an end to Obamacare.”
Bennett announced the ad in a news release calling it “the first donor-funded television commercial in the Maine Senate Republican Primary.” That is reference to State Treasurer’s Bruce Poliquin’s television commercial launched last month. Poliquin apparently spent his own money to produce that ad, which used recycled footage from his unsuccessful 2010 gubernatorial campaign.
The commercial comes three weeks before the June 12 primary vote. Voters will likely see and hear a lot more from the six Republican candidates and four Democrats soon.
Campaign signs have now cropped up along roadsides around the state and some candidates, including Republican Rick Bennett, have begun to air radio advertisements targeting party activists.Tweet
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