The Cunningham campaign released Cal's first TV ad today, a biographical spot highlighting his biography and service record.
Elsewhere, Tom Jensen previewed his own new release, hinting that the numbers in the Democratic Primary for US Senate haven't changed much since last month's poll found the race tightening, with undecideds still outpacing all three leaders.
In conclusion, he admitted that
The endorsements, forums, speeches to Democratic groups, etc. do pretty much nothing to move poll numbers... The nominee will be chosen pretty much completely in these final three weeks.
With Richard Burr's constituent services touting ad being the only other political spot in rotation there this week, Democrats in the Raleigh media market may be catching a hint of what a potential Cunningham/Burr match-up would look like this fall.
And while our party still has a few weeks left before we all come together behind a nominee, the contrast between these two candidates is exactly how we early Cunningham adopters imagine the scenario playing out.
Burr is not a weak candidate; but our guy is in a BlackHawk helicopter in full battle rattle, flying from Baghdad to Al Najaf -- thousands of miles from his wife and children -- to prosecute a war that Burr voted for with no plan to win the peace.
That's a compelling narrative. And a focused, disciplined campaign designed to deliver that message -- as well as a comprehensive economic recovery plan for North Carolina that gets people back to work -- is how we believe we will beat Burr in the fall.