Breaking: Cartwright Launches TV Ads in PA-17 (With Video)

Matt Cartwright, the Lackawanna County attorney challenging Rep. Tim Holden in the 17th congressional district primary, will air his first television ads Wednesday. The initial buy – 30 and 60 second, positive bio spots – will run $70K.

“Right now, the little guy doesn’t get a break or even have a voice in Congress,” Cartwright says in the ad showing scenes of him and his family, and him talking to voters. “Banks write banking laws, insurance and drug companies write healthcare laws, and energy companies write environmental laws.  It’s time to elect Democrats who aren’t afraid to stand up for Democratic values and working families.”

Holden campaign sources say that they will also begin airing ads Wednesday.

The new 17th district is advertiser-friendly. Most primary voters live in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre market. Only 15 or 20 percent of primary voters reside elsewhere, and all of those are covered in the Easton cable market.

Cartwright will be on broadcast and cable in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and WFMZ in Easton. He’s also airing radio ads across the district. The ad was produced by David Brown, of David Brown and Associates.

Several candidates have launched ad buys this week, including Reps. Jason Altmire and Mark Critz, because broadcasters must offer candidates special campaign rates during the 45 day period leading up to an election.

Cartwright must quickly introduce himself to voters before Holden (D-Schuylkill), who started the year with $337,000 on hand, beats him to it.

Update: Here is Cartwright’s radio ad (the audio from the ad above), and below is the 30 second spot he cut.

March 13th, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories, Video | 4 Comments

4 thoughts on “Breaking: Cartwright Launches TV Ads in PA-17 (With Video)”

  1. David says:

    Make Tim answer for supporting Mayor Reed, the Foreman brothers, fred Clark and the rest of the crooks that destroyed and bankrupted the City of Harrisburg.

  2. flynnbw says:

    Is it me or does he sound really tired in these ads?

  3. Erin says:

    Nice ad. I like the guy so far. I wish more Democrats sounded like him.

  4. Give us less Lawyers / Ambulance Chasers says:

    More lawyers in Congress is the last thing we need. Mr & Mrs Cartwright Munley are the biggest ambulance chasers in NEPA. The low low end of the legal profession. They make a fortune each and every year chasing insurance companies and driving our rates up. They are a prime example case study of why we need tort reform. Yet his mantra is “making the rich pay more ” ? They are the rich. These people will say anything to get what they want.
    This R looks forward to watching Congressman Holden kick Cartwright’s arrogant tail….

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