Tuesday, August 26, 2003
Cash Coming In For Dean, TV Ads Going Out
Howard Dean’s insurgent campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday raised the bar for third-quarter fund-raising to $10.3 million and announced it would run television ads in six states starting this week.
Trippi said the campaign would begin running a television spot later this week in selected markets in Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Washington State and Wisconsin. He expected the cost to be around $1 million.
The ad, which will run for two weeks, takes aim at President Bush’s tax cut as well as the invasion of Iraq and the Democrats who backed it.
“I opposed the war with Iraq when too many Democrats supported it because I want a foreign policy consistent with American values,” Dean says.
“I created jobs as governor, balanced budgets, and made sure every child in my state has health insurance,” Dean says in the ad. “As president, I’ll make sure every American does, too.”
Trippi said the front-loaded nomination process meant it was essential to get on the air in the early states. South Carolina, Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma hold their primaries on Feb. 3, Washington State on Feb. 7 and Wisconsin on Feb. 17.