After hitting the television airwaves hard this summer, prior to the new August primary election, Democrat Mark Dayton is back with two new TV ads. The first ad is titled “Dayton Values” and shows Dayton with his family: his father, Bruce Dayton and his sons Eric and Andrew Dayton. You will hear candidly from Bruce, Eric and Andrew in our upcoming show “Minnesota’s Choice for Governor 2010” on Oct. 15 at 9:30 p.m. on TPT. Next Friday, Almanac viewers will see an excerpt from Dayton’s deep biography. This week, we’ll roll out Republican Tom Emmer’s life story where his parents, wife and all seven children talk on camera.
The other ad from Dayton is called “Middle Class” and the campaign says “it reminds viewers that Mark Dayton is the only candidate committed to protecting working women and men in the middle class from a heavier tax burden.” It hits on the home run issues in the home stretch of the campaign: education, jobs and “no new taxes for the middle class.” Of course there’s great debate whether Dayton’s plan really hits the middle class or not. The State Republican Party says “Dayton falsely claims in a new TV ad that he is the ‘only candidate who won’t raise taxes on the middle class,’ but the truth is Tom Emmer is the only candidate who won’t raise taxes on the middle class- or any other Minnesotans.” The ads will begin airing tonight.