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Northam Backs First Ad With Low Six Figures

Elizabeth Warren endorsed Tom Perriello.

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Zach C. Cohen
April 25, 2017, 10:57 a.m.

Lt. Gov. Ral­ph Northam’s cam­paign (D) on Tues­day “an­nounced it made the first ad buy of the primary sea­son.” The ad men­tions gun con­trol, gay mar­riage, man­dat­ory trans­va­gin­al ul­tra­sounds, and dis­ab­il­ity rights. (re­lease)

“The buy starts Tues­day and runs for a week on broad­cast and four cable chan­nels - BET, CNN, MS­N­BC, OWN - in the Rich­mond and Nor­folk mar­kets, with noth­ing in the more ex­pens­ive D.C. mar­ket. The buy in­cludes 30-second ads on broad­cast and 60-second ads on both broad­cast and cable. The total cost of the buy is a little over $125,000.” (Politico)

THIS MEANS WAR(REN). Sen. Eliza­beth War­ren (D-MA) en­dorsed former Rep. Tom Per­ri­ello (D) on Monday.

War­ren: “I think that if he’s gov­ernor, he would be ter­rif­ic. … He’s a guy with val­ues. He’s prac­tic­al, he’s prag­mat­ic, that’s why I wanted him at the agency [CFPB]. He’s the kind of guy who says, ‘I am go­ing to make change and I’m go­ing to make change not for the richest, not for the most power­ful, not for what’s polit­ic­ally ex­pedi­ent. I want to make change for hard-work­ing fam­il­ies.’” (Huff­ing­ton Post)

FILLING UP ON POLICY. Northam on Monday “called for phas­ing out the re­gress­ive nature of the state gro­cery sales tax in Vir­gin­ia.” (re­lease)

“Can­did­ates from both parties are eye­ing im­prov­ing ac­cess to high­er edu­ca­tion as a way to bol­ster the eco­nomy and at­tract voters look­ing for new eco­nom­ic op­por­tun­it­ies. But they vary greatly in how they’d go about it.” (Vir­gini­an-Pi­lot)

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