Exclusive: Holden Goes on the Air (With Video)
Rep. Tim Holden (D-Schuylkill) is the longest-serving member of the Pa. congressional delegation, but 80 percent of voters in his new district have never seen his name on the ballot. Holden hopes to introduce himself with a basic 30-second bio spot.
The ad shows Holden talking with constituents against scenes of Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, both cities that he seeks to represent for the first time.
“Democrat Tim Holden fights for us,” a male narrator says, the first of three times he refers to Holden thus.
“There’s a war being wages on the middle class. I’m Tim Holden, and I approve this message because I’ll fight for working people.”
Holden’s Democratic primary opponent, Lackawanna County attorney Matt Cartwright, will also begin airing TV ads tomorrow.
At $85,000, Holden’s buy is slightly larger than Cartwright’s. His ads will air on broadcast television in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre market, which comprises about 85 percent of the district. The spot will show on cable in Easton and on WFMZ.
The spot was produced by veteran Democratic strategist Joe Trippi, who managed the campaign of Howard Dean and a litany of other presidential hopefuls.