The Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee announced today it will launch its first new Hampshire television ad on Thursday. The sixty-second ad, entitled "Tested," features Rudy Giuliani speaking about his record of results turning around New York as Mayor.
Marc Ambinder reports that "The ad will start airing tomorrow and will air on network TV stations in Boston and on WMUR in Manchester.
The cost: $314,000 -- which means that the Giuliani ad will saturate the airwaves over the next five days."
Script for "Tested":
MAYOR GIULIANI: "New York City is the 3rd or 4th largest government in the country. It's one of the largest economies in the United States.
"They used to call it unmanageable, ungovernable. A large majority of New Yorkers wanted to leave and live somewhere else. It was a city that was in financial crisis. A city that was the crime capital of America. A city that was the welfare capital of America. A city that was in very, very difficult condition when I became the Mayor.
"By the time I left office, New York City was being proclaimed as the best example of conservative government in the country. We turned it into the safest large city in America. The welfare to work capital of America. And most importantly, the spirit of the people of the city had changed. Instead of being hopeless, the large majority of people had hope.
"So, I believe I've been tested in a way in which the American people can look to me. They're not going to find perfection, but they're going to find somebody who has dealt with crisis almost on a regular basis and has had results. And in many cases exceptional results. Results people thought weren't possible. I'm Rudy Giuliani and I approve this message."