Kay Bailey Hutchison's campaign launched its first radio ad today, marking the first major media buy in the race for governor. The spot, which is titled "Just Look," will run statewide through November. (Gov. Rick Perry's campaign issued a press release claiming the ad is "dishonest." Hutchison's campaign has responded with a press release of their own wondering if Perry is "purposely misleading Texans.")
Here's the script of the ad:
WOMAN: “She’s a fighter.”
WOMAN: “And always fighting those liberals in Washington.”
ANNCR: “What kind of governor will Kay Bailey Hutchison be? Just look what she’s fighting for today.”
KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON: “I'm gonna do everything I can to stop the government takeover of health care.
“And it's why I'm staying in the Senate through the primary at risk to my political future.
“We don't need a government takeover of health care. Not at the state level, not at the federal level, not ever.”
ANNCR: “Kay Bailey Hutchison for governor.
“A tough conservative.
“An A-plus rating from the NRA.
“Ninety-four percent average from National Right to Life.
“She wrote the Texas sales tax deduction, saving families five hundred dollars a year.
“Fought tooth and nail to quadruple border agents.
“And took on Obama’s wasteful stimulus spending.
“No wonder Rick Perry called her ‘A true champion for Texas.’
“Kay Bailey Hutchison for Governor.
“Always fighting for Texas.
“Political ad paid for by Texans for Kay Bailey Hutchison.”
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