By Adam Pagnucco.
Council Member Roger Berliner, who is running for Executive, has issued a statement saying that he is dropping the image of Donald Trump from his TV ad. The ad both criticized businessman David Blair, who is also running for Executive, and made a case in favor of Berliner. We print Berliner’s statement below.
June 6, 2018
BERLINER CAMPAIGN DROPS TRUMP IMAGE TO SHARPEN FOCUS ON BLAIR’S LACK OF EXPERIENCE
The Berliner for County Executive Campaign will begin running a new version of its TV ad tomorrow on local cable stations designed to focus more attention on candidate David Blair’s lack of government experience and use of his personal fortune to buy the election.
The original ad showed a photo of Blair blending into a photo of President Trump. The overlay of Blair and Trump was designed to highlight the dangers of electing inexperienced business executives whose campaigns rely on lavish spending by a wealthy candidate.
Berliner said, “The comparison to Trump when it comes to zero experience and trying to buy the election is completely valid. We made this change because the reaction to the Trump image was so intense that it began to distract from our main charge that David Blair is unqualified to be County Executive. This new version will keep the focus on Blair and make our message even more powerful.”