The Hackett for Congress
campaign has released its first commercial: A Call to Service. Democrat Paul Hackett is running in Ohio's 2nd Congressional District's August 2nd special election to replace Rob Portman.
The Hackett for Congress campaign has stated that these ads will start running tomorrow.
A Call to Service [mp4]
You will need QuickTime to view these videos.
Hackett is a Marine who just returned from serving in Iraq. He volunteered to serve despite his objections to the war. His platform can be summed up by this statement he made in the first debate
against his opponent Jean Schmidt:
I'm for limited government, I'm for fiscal responsibility, I'm for a strong national defense, and I'm for fair trade. What do these concepts stand for? That means I don't need Washington to tell me how to live my personal live, or how to pray to my God. And I don't need Washington to dictate to my wife the decisions that she makes with her doctor, any more than I need Washington to tell me which guns I can keep in my gun safe.
On Tuesday James Carville will be the featured speaker at a fundraiser for Hackett in Cincinnati.
To volunteer and learn more about Paul, check out his web site.
To get up to the minute information on the race, check out my Ohio 2nd Blog.
To help get these ads on the air, go to the campaign's Act Blue page.
UPDATE: Sorry about pulling one of the videos. I did that at the request of the campaign.