Now that he’s not running for governor, DFL St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman can focus on the little matter of winning re-election next week. He’s facing businesswoman Eva Ng, who’s running as an independent but has the support of city Republicans.
Coleman unveiled a television commercial today, a smoothly produced 30-second piece that has residents lauding his work in education, public safety and balancing the budget. It ends with a man saying: “Chris Coleman is a really good guy.” Almost seems like the kind of ad you’d expect in a governor’s race. Maybe that’s what it started as.
A four-minute web version is also available, with more testimonials and Coleman shaking hands and drinking coffee with lots of people, but that won’t run on television.
The high-powered team of campaign professionals Coleman hired in February — when we thought he would be in the governor’s race — can sure make nice videos.