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Fitzgerald airs first campaign ad

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“I’m Ed Fitzgerald.  I think it’s time Ohio started working for working people.”

Ed Fitzgerald is the Democratic candidate for governor.

This is his first television ad.  It started airing on stations around the state, Wednesday.  Fitzgerald’s ad spells out his promise to *work for you*.

“Let’s start supporting the middle class for change not just the wealthy few,” the ad says.

But right now, voters are ignoring ads like this.

Deenna Crum told 13abc reporter Bill Hormann, “A lot of people don’t watch them.  They don’t watch TV.”

“Economic growth and prosperity shouldn’t be limited to a few.”

Republican governor John Kasich’s ads started running 3-months ago.  His theme is getting Ohio working again.

“My job is to lift people, serve this state and to make it stronger and better.”

But Sean Bruce needs more meat with his ads, saying politici ans offer little specifics. “They’re just ratting on each other,” he says.

Neither candidate has gone negative yet but voters expect that will happen.

“I don’t like it when they put down the other,”  Dorothy Hill said.  She wants them to be positive.

But the voters we talked to don’t rely on TV ads to choose their candidates.  Many don’t even want to be bothered.

“What you’re saying is: politicians are just throwing money around if it’s not convincing you of anything?  That’s what I believe,”  Jerry Heuerman said.

But voters like Jim Ratliff know the candidates for governor will run a lot of ad this year.

“You know it’s just beginning with this governor’s race?” we said to him.

“Yeah, I know,” he replied, “and it could get that way again.”

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