In electoral bet, Hochul launches an advertising campaign


The ad wars are officially underway in the gubernatorial race.

Governor Kathy Hochul’s campaign unveiled its first television and digital ads on Tuesday as it seeks a full term later this year – tapping into its large campaign war chest amassed over the past eight months.

His campaign is running three ads in total, part of a big eight-figure ad buy that’s airing across the state on digital and television platforms.

The ads focus on Hochul’s work ethic in the governor’s office as well as the measures she has enacted for gun control and school spending. The ads also provide a broad introduction to the governor for voters less than a year after he took office following the resignation of Andrew Cuomo last August.

In two 15-second digital ads, Hochul highlights an accelerated tax cut for middle-income earners and its working-class roots.

“Since taking office, she has passed more than 400 new bills,” says the ad’s narrator. “She is cracking down on illegal firearms to make our neighborhoods safer. Invest in public schools to hire more teachers and get our kids back on track.

Hochul’s campaign set records with its fundraising in less than a year. In January, she reported more than $21 million in donations she can release for the primary and general elections.

She takes on U.S. Representative Tom Suozzi and New York Public Advocate Jumaane Williams in a Democratic primary in June.

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