Chicago mayoral hopeful Gery Chico unveiled two television spots on Monday; his campaign said he will remain on the air until the Feb. 22 primary. Rival Rahm Emanuel has been on the air for months and has already spent almot $2 million on ads.
Chico's spots deal with crime and jobs and come as his campaign is kicking into higher gear; on Sunday, he picked up the endorsement of Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.).
below, from Chico campaign....
Chico unveils first two TV ads touting job creation and experience
(CHICAGO) Mayoral candidate Gery Chico debuted two television ads today which will begin airing tomorrow morning and continue through Election Day on February 22nd. The ads, "Model" and "Embrace," will run together at a substantial level - matching the Emanuel campaign's current ad buy.
To view the ads, go to GeryChico.com and click on "See Our New Ads."
Chico's ad "Model," emphasizes his neighborhood roots and highlights his record of creating local jobs, putting cops on our streets, and leading the reform of Chicago's public schools that President Clinton called a model for the nation.
Chico's ad, "Embrace" features Gery speaking from the heart about creating jobs and putting neighborhoods back to work by breaking down the wall of bureaucracy at City Hall.
"Since we began this campaign, we've met voters and answered questions where they live in every part of our city," Chico said.
"I've spelled out a clear vision to take our city in a whole new direction. I look forward to continuing an aggressive effort to meet voters face to face, as well as communicating our message through television ads and other mediums."
The 30-second ads were produced by SP Media Group, located in Chicago.