Republican congressional candidate Randy Demmer's campaign released its first radio ads today. Two of the three radio ads go after DFL 1st District Rep. Tim Walz for his support of the federal health care bill that Demmer refers to as "Obamacare," cap and trade legislation and "reckless spending."
In the ad "Obamacare," the narrator states that "Congressman Tim Walz voted for Obamacare and put the government in charge of health care. Walz's plan robs you of the right to make choices and drives up your costs."
The ad then emphasis that "Demmer is different. He is a small businessman and his wife Kathy is a nurse at Mayo Clinic." (Interesting to note that a couple of the ads mention that his wife works at Mayo Clinic.)
Another radio ad entitled "All" goes after Walz for his vote in support of the cap-and-trade legislation that would cap greenhouse gases and allow industries to trade carbon emission credits. The narrator states "Congerssman Tim Walz voted for it all. The cap and trade energy taxes that will cripple Minnesota agriculture. Reckless spending that will saddle our kids with crushing debt, even the government takeover of health care."
A third ad called "Randy" is positive piece focusing on Demmer and his family. The narrator states that Demmer is running "to change the direction in Washington and bring back southern Minnesota values, cut spending, control taxes, keep government out of the way."
Demmer Campaign Manager Jason Flohrs said the ads started running today on radio stations across the 1st Congressional District. He declined to say how much the campaign is spending on the ads. This move comes after Walz released his first TV ad of the campaign season last week.