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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Perdue launches TV ad campaign for Senate race

David Perdue

David Perdue

Television breaks will soon be crammed with political commercials, as candidates begin their push for the spring primary season.

This week, U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue began airing his first television advertisements of the campaign, with a substantial media buy.

“I’m excited to begin a direct conversation with voters across the state. With a crushing federal debt and a stagnant economy threatening our very way of life, we have a limited window of opportunity to get things back on track,” said Perdue, the former CEO of Dollar General. “I believe that it will take an outsider with real business experience to get big things done, and our media campaign helps show Georgians the clear choice they will have in this election.”

In the ad, Perdue makes his case to voters in the upcoming GOP primary for the Senate seat Saxby Chambliss plans to vacate next year.

“It’s hard to believe that my opponents have been in office for 63 years. I’ve spent my life learning how to deal with large complex situations like I found at Reebok and Dollar General,” he said in the ad. “If these politicians had any understanding of the free enterprise system and knew how to make a difference, wouldn’t they have done it already?”

The TV ad is part of broader media campaign released this week, which includes online advertising and a five-minute video. Four crying babies — named after his GOP opponents Congressmen Jack Kingston, Paul Broun and Phil Gingrey and former Secretary of State Karen Handel — make an appearance in the campaign video and the TV ad, with Perdue asking viewers to help him “change the childish behavior” in Washington.

Political Notebook appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Camie Young can be reached via email at camie.young@gwinnettdailypost.com.

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