Republican Bill Johnson first to air radio ad in Secretary of State's race

04/28/2011 08:16 AM

Republican Bill Johnson will be the first Secretary of State candidate to get his message on the radio airwaves, releasing a one-minute biographical ad statewide on Monday.

The ad says Johnson is “pro-gun” and mentions conservative credentials and military experience. It also pushes Johnson’s campaign platform of picture ID at the polls, something Johnson and his Republican opponent, Hilda Legg, discuss frequently on the campaign trail.

Legg — nor the two Democratic candidates for Secretary of State, Alison Lundergan Grimes and Elaine Walker — have begun running radio or TV ads yet.

The ad comes on the heels of the so called 32-day pre-primary finance reports, in which Johnson had the lowest fundraising total and had the least amount of cash on hand. But he previously told Pure Politics that he wouldn’t hesitate to use his own money to help get his message out.


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