After four months of traveling the state and grassroots campaigning, U.S. Senate candidate Peter Schiff today announced the launch of his first television ad. This launch follows a two-week introductory radio commercial which just completed its run. In addition to these traditional campaign tactics, Schiff keeps citizens up-to-date with various social media tools, video blogs and virtual events like tele-town halls.
“I have traveled across the state speaking to voters directly and asking for their support since December,” said Schiff. “We have attended more than 300 events, and the response from Connecticuters is always the same – people are fed up with business as usual in Washington. Our message is resonating.”
The commercial titled “Trick” begins running on television and cable statewide today, and will run for two weeks. The ad serves as further introduction of Peter Schiff to Connecticut voters.
“Washington has infected the country with excessive regulation, excessive taxes, excessive government spending,” Schiff says in the ad. “I'm running for free markets, for capitalism, for liberty, for the Constitution, for the values that helped build this country.”
A full audio transcript of the 30-second spot can be found below.
A staunch believer that America can no longer borrow to live beyond its means, Schiff pledges to use expertise garnered from building a successful investment company to stop growing the government and start growing our economy.
SCHIFF: Washington is full of one-trick ponies, and the only trick these guys know is how to spend our money.
NARRATOR: Put Peter Schiff in the U.S. Senate and Washington will never be the same.
SCHIFF: Washington has infected the country with excessive regulation, excessive taxes, excessive government spending. I’m running for free markets, for capitalism, for liberty, for the Constitution, for the values that helped build this country.
SCHIFF: I’m Peter Schiff, and I approve this message