Louisville mayoral candidates buy first ads of general election

08/23/2010 04:52 PM

Republican Hal Heiner and Democratic candidate Greg Fischer are scheduled to bring their general election campaigns to the airwaves on Wednesday for the first ads aired in the race since the May primary.

And while both will be on the air Wednesday, the approaches of the two candidates will be different, with Fischer launching new ads that were shot a few weeks ago, Fischer spokesman Chris Poynter said.

“Everything we’re doing is brand new,” Poynter said.

Meanwhile, Heiner will re-run a biographical ad that ran in the primary.

Reached for comment, Heiner spokesman Joe Burgan said that the campaign decided to re-run the ad in the general election because of the success the ad brought in the primary.

“We hit a home run with our bio spot in the primary and decided to use the same ad in the general,” Burgan said. “Hal’s story of hard work, leadership and job creation is a refreshing story that hasn’t changed.”

A cn|2 poll of the Louisville mayor’s race taken August 9 and 10th show Fischer with a seven point lead over Heiner.


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