Comptroller Candidates Take on TV
August 11th, 2009

Looks like the city’s comptroller candidates are making finance a little bit interesting (this comes from someone who, like most journalists, has a slight disdain for math).

But in television spots released by three of the four Democratic contenders, two of which came out today, voters will see slightly more defined campaign platforms. First up, John Liu, who is going for a man-of-the-people persona and is highlighting his status as an immigrant. “I want to make sure everyone gets an economic fair shake,” he says.

In her first television spot, Katz is taking a far different approach by trumping up her “don’t take no for an answer” attitude, her ability to “fight hard” for New Yorkers, and she even tells a lobbyist to “stick it.”

She released another ad today, which is less bold and triggers the thought of an i-phone promo.

And the final ad of the day came from David Yassky, who went with the standard “stand up to public interest” route. In what is an attempt to tap into the recession-affected New Yorker, Yassky kicks off his commercial by saying, “You don’t know me, but I’m going to save you money.”

The final comptroller candidate, David Weprin, has not yet released television ads, but is beefing up his web presence.

By on August 11, 2009, 3:19 pm
In category: City Hall,Governing,Public Finance,Tech | 1 Comment »

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One Response to “Comptroller Candidates Take on TV”

  1. dresses Says:
    November 27th, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    I guess, it comes down to 36693 simple choice!

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