Republican gubernatorial nominee Chris Christie’s campaign will go up on statewide broadcast television for the first time since the primary.
The 30-second spot, titled “Voices,” features residents griping about the state’s taxes, lack of ethics reform, and calling Governor Corzine “out of touch” and a “failure.” Towards the end of the ad, the residents say they voted for President Obama last year but plan to vote for Christie this year.
Christie spokeswoman Maria Comella would not say how much the campaign will spend airing the spot.
As of two weeks ago, Governor Corzine had already spent $5.4 million on TV ads since the June 2 primary – almost exactly half of the total amount of money Christie is able to raise, since he accepts matching funds from the state.
Correction: This article originally referred to the people featured in the commercial as actors. Comella said that they were "not paid actors."