Kennedy Reprises ’06 TV Presence

Treasurer Cary Kennedy bought $250,000 of air time for later in the season, according to both her website and fundraising email sent immediately after the press release (actually a nice ‘snowball’ pitch). You’ll recall that in 2006, Kennedy became the first state treasurer candidate to run TV ads–a key reason why she’s now the incumbent.

We have no doubt that her GOP opponents, Walker Stapleton or J.J. Ament, will be on the air soon as well; unfortunately, against each other. Stapleton has the deep pockets against Ament’s name and local support, so we’d expect a volley from Stapleton any time. Stapleton has the resources to make this primary very difficult for Ament, and Ament hasn’t shown the fundraising skills needed to compete down the stretch.

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  1. bjwilson83 says:

    Stapleton is well ahead in the polls, has the money, and has capitalized on Ament’s government insideriness vs. his business background. Why go negative or run ads now if you don’t have to? Better to save it for Kennedy.

  2. marilou says:

    Stapleton is not very knowledgeable.  He talks about a “Condition of Payment Bond.”  There is no such thing.  It is a “Certificate of Participation.”  A COP is an instrument used by governments to smooth tax receipts to cover expenses.

    Stapleton has never worked for anyone but his family’s businesses.  He expects his “Stapleton” name and money to carry him all the way – to the governor’s office?

    You gotta’ see Stapleton in a debate.  You’ll see how limited he is.  He is no match for Kennedy. She’ll cream him.

    • bjwilson83 says:

      I haven’t declared for either one of them yet though. The point of my post was merely that from a strategic point of view, Stapleton looks like he’s in a stronger position.

  3. marilou says:

    Stapleton might just be downright dumb.  ”As treasurer, Stapleton said he’d wisely manage state funds for the Public Employees’ Retirement Association …”

    http://chieftain.com/news/loca

    Um, Walker, the PERA board manages those funds; not you silly.

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