Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Steve Pearce Flunks the Interview in New Ad Campaign in NM-02
Yesterday, Accountability 2010 launched an aggressive advertising campaign to expose 2nd District U.S. Congressional candidate Steve Pearce’s failed record in Washington. The broadcast and cable television ad (video above, text below) will run across New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District over the next two weeks.
The ad features a man interviewing former-Congressman Pearce about why he deserves his old job back in Congress. Reading through the Congressman’s resume, the interviewer states: “Last time around you were named one of the most corrupt Members of Congress. Took $46,000 in Congressional pay raises. Voted against a $1,500 pay bonus for our troops.”
Accountability 2010 is a newly-formed entity focusing on candidates who repeatedly sell out Main Street America to serve outside special interest groups. The group’s website ties former Representative Pearce to a series of positions that it believes do not represent the interests of New Mexico’s 2nd District.
The spot is the inverse of an ad Governor Bill Richardson ran during his 2008 presidential campaign, which featured a job interviewer reading Governor Richardson’s positive accomplishments.
To learn more about Congressman Steve Pearce’s failed record in Washington, visit: www.notpearceagain.org/.
Ad Transcript for “Steve Pearce: Again? Seriously?” (30 Second Spot):
INTERVIEWER: Congressman Steve Pearce, you’ve had this job before. Let’s see, last time around you were named one of the most corrupt Members of Congress. [Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, 9/18/2007]
INTERVIEWER: Took $46,000 in Congressional pay raises. [Legistorm]
INTERVIEWER: You voted against a $1,500 pay bonus for our troops. [HR 3289, Vote #554, 10/17/2003]
INTERVIEWER: Thanks, Steve. Thanks for coming in. We’ll call ya.
V/O: Congressman Steve Pearce. Again? Seriously?