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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Lt. Gov. Candidate Jerry Ortiz y Pino's TV Ad Starts Airing Tonight

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In an email to supporters today, the Jerry Ortiz y Pino campaign for lieutenant governor of New Mexico in the Democratic primary announced that it had made a buy for its first TV ad. The 30-second spot, shot and edited by volunteers, will run statewide from now until the June 1 election.

According to the email, "To get the best value out of your generous donations, we are airing our spots on programs viewed by progressive voters and likely voters. You can see our ad during the following times, beginning tonight:

On Cable:

  • Weeknights on CNBC, between 4 & 7 PM.
  • Weeknights during the Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann hours on MSNBC.
  • During Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central (some of the best news coverage around, actually!), 8 PM-9 PM and 12 AM - 1 AM.

On Network:

  • Mornings on NBC's Today show, The CBS Early Show and the CW's Daily Buzz, between 7 and 9 AM.
  • Sunday morning on ABC's This Week.
  • And Weeknights on ABC's Nightline.

"What you are not going to see is a slick self-promotion," the email continued. "What you will see is Jerry's sincerity and his conviction. We hope you like it."

The email also noted that Jerry's campaign has been endorsed by the Santa Fe Reporter. You can check out the campaign's other endorsements here.

May 26, 2010 at 08:01 PM in 2010 NM Lt. Governor Race, Jerry Ortiz y Pino | Permalink


Way to go Jerry!

Posted by: Ellen Wedum | May 27, 2010 2:47:33 AM

I would like to point out that the generous donations that paid for the TV advertising and the last weeks of Jerry's campaign were significant in that we have not done any fundraising push since the beginning of April.

I would also like to point out that Jerry is saying in this ad and in his campaign that we have to work to recover our country. We know that the big money has their hands in too many politicians, they do not have any connection with Jerry.

Vote your issues and you will vote for Jerry.

Terry Riley

Posted by: Terry Riley | May 27, 2010 1:47:23 PM

This ad shows why Jerry's campaign can't be effective. He always reaches out only to his progressive followers and not anyone else. Why not buy ads on shows other kinds of people watch? There aren't enough progressives to give him a victory. We saw that with Romero and Eric Griego running for mayor.

Jerry will get at most 10% of the vote and take votes away from the candidate who has the support of all the labor unions and teachers-Colon. I hope Jerry isn't the spoiler giving the election to the conservative Rael.

Posted by: Don't Waste Your Vote | May 27, 2010 2:38:47 PM

"Don't waste your vote" what a name.

Why vote for the candidate who doesn't support your issues? How can we ever bring about change if we never change the people we vote for? Is it impossible for a solid good candidate who wants to solve some problems to get elected? It is if the people who vote are afraid to vote for him/her.

There are many types of voter supression but supressing your own vote seems to be the worst. I am terribly upset that anybody would give up and vote for a non-controversal or generic candidate. You have the right to vote and your vote is your path to speak what you believe. You must use that voice, defend what is left of our country.

Terry Riley

Posted by: Terry Riley | May 27, 2010 3:01:45 PM

I don't vote for candidates like Jerry who voted for the Sun Cal TIDDs

Posted by: Mike | May 27, 2010 3:37:02 PM

@Terry: Respectfully, Jerry has a small group of idealistic, dedicated volunteers who have done far more than anybody could have expected of them, including this commercial. Is it enough to win a statewide election? Not hardly. Is it enough to swing it to the most conservative of the real contenders? Maybe. It depends on how many liberal voters are impractical enough to vote for him.

Jerry is a great liberal icon, but he's a lousy candidate in our current system of running elections. He couldn't get enough support at the state convention. He can't raise money to save his life. He has been able to make a commercial (using volunteers) that has Wayne's World production values, but he can't afford to run it enough to make a difference, even if it were well-made.

Supporting a candidate who can't get his message out may make you feel better about yourself, but it won't help the people of this state if your goal is to win elections. Preaching to the choir doesn't help. If you have some other goal in mind, then at least be honest about it. You have actually been quite effective in making sensible electoral reforms in this state, and I applaud you. However, I am a pragmatist. I won't vote for a candidate who cannot win. Besides, much as I like Jerry, I like Brian more.

"Don't waste your vote" is exhorting people to vote tactically, or pragmatically. Sometimes we do have to vote for somebody other than our first choice, because voting for "also ran" won't get him elected. We have 3 good candidates who have a real chance of winning this election. None of them may be your perfect candidate, but one of the three will be our next LG. I suggest that voters choose the best candidate who can win. You know that's not Jerry Ortiz y Pino.

Posted by: Proud Democrat | May 28, 2010 9:40:38 AM