Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is out with a new ad which plays up her upstate roots and talks about her efforts to revive the area’s moribund economy.
The ad begins with a smiling Gillibrand speaking directly into the camera, and intersplices footage of Gillibrand’s children, her talking with a farmer and construction workers, and an image of an empty office meant to signify a big corporation that has shipped jobs overseas.
It is interesting that Gillibrand plays up her local roots. Although she did grow up near Albany, Gillibrand lived in New York City before moving to her upstate district to run for Congress in 2006.
Full script and ad below:
I was born and raised here in Upstate New York. It’s where my family and I still call home. So I know your economic priorities are different.
It’s why I’m fighting make it easier to deduct property taxes.
And why I wrote an Upstate jobs bill.
And why I voted to end the tax breaks Washington was giving to big corporations that ship our jobs overseas.
I’m Kirsten Gillibrand and I approve this message because I want to see “Made in America” again starting right here in Upstate New York.