Yinka Faleti (D), the Democratic Party nominee for Secretary of State, has started running ads in the Kansas City media market:
I swore an oath to defend our constitution. West Point. Two tours in Kuwait. After 9/11, a Battle Captain in Operation Enduring Freedom.
My name is Yinka Faleti and now I’m asking to defend our constitution again, as your Secretary of State.
See, Jay Ashcroft’s making it harder to vote, even during this pandemic. Opposing same-day registration, early voting, even mail-in voting.
Our democracy is only as strong as our right to vote. We have to defend it.
An ad released by the Democratic National Committee:
Narrator: Five years ago Donald Trump descended to the basement of Trump Tower. For the last five years he’s brought America down with him, attacking health care for patients with pre-existing conditions, giving massive tax cuts to billionaires, not working families, praising white supremacists, stoking racial division, a White House in chaos, losing 300,000 jobs in a failed trade war with China, locking children in cages. He ignored science on Coronavirus and mislead the American people, stating it “would miraculously go away.” It didn’t. Now, over 100,000 dead Americans, 20 million jobs destroyed, recession.
Donald Trump: No, I don’t take responsibility at all.
Narrator: He shredded our alliances. And turned our military on American citizens.
You have the power to end the descent of our nation, to choose justice, unity, leadership.
Because we can’t afford four more years of Trump.
Joe Biden: I’m Joe Biden and I approve this message.
Because we can’t afford four more years of Donald Trump (r).
The Missouri presidential preference primary is on Tuesday, March 10th.
The campaign fundraising is going well.
I’m Mike Bloomberg, Mike Bloomberg, Bloomberg.
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D): You probably seen more ads from Michael Bloomberg than the rest of us running for president put together. Big money is powerful but it doesn’t always win.
I know that firsthand. When I ran against an incumbent Republican to take a US Senate seat away from Mitch McConnell, Bloomberg endorsed the Republican and he raised big money for him.
But I beat him anyway.
I’m Elizabeth Warren and I approve this message because I believe our democracy should work for you, not the billionaires.
Elizabeth Warren’s campaign raised $29 million in February. She’s in it for the long haul.
#PresidentWarren it is (February 17, 2020)
Senator Kamala Harris’ (D) presidential campaign has released a new ad commemorating her August Iowa bus tour.
And there I am, ever so briefly, twenty-two seconds into the ad:
One of the greatest strengths about who we are as a people is in our core, in our heart, we know we all have so much more in common than what’s…
Senator Harris is kicking off a five-day bus tour… [….] I love being in Iowa. You have made me a better candidate…
Today California Senator Kamala Harris will be making a stop right here in Sioux City.
It is the conversations that we’ve been having that have really given me a lot of perspective on some of the biggest issues that are facing us as a country.
There are two groups of people raising our children. Parents, often with the assistance of grandparents and aunts and uncles, and our teachers but we are not paying them their value.
If we have faith to see what can be, unburdened by what has been, we move mountains.
Let’s have a problem-solving president, let’s deal with the issues that are challenging us, and let’s write the next chapter about the America we believe in.
This campaign is about all of us. It is so much bigger than me. I cannot do this without you. I need you. Everything that you guys are doing out there that is about touching your neighbors and your friends and perfect strangers, it’s about all of us knowing our power, each of us to lift people up, right, and to remind them that we see them and we hear them and that they matter.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D) – West Des Moines, Iowa – August 10, 2019 (August 11, 2019)
Iowa – Meta – #ForThePeople – August 10, 2019 (August 11, 2019)
Senator Claire McCaskill’s campaign isn’t wasting any time, releasing a new ad:
Narrator: It’s a Missouri story born in Houston under the shadow of the McCaskill family mill. There was a drought that year, business slowed and the family moved around – Houston, Lebanon, Columbia. Clare worked her way through college and law school, waiting tables.
For years she drove a rusted through Chevy Nova. For her first campaign she knocked on eleven thousand four hundred and thirty two doors, and she won. It was a rough time to be the youngest woman in Jeff City, but they say she gave back as good as she got. Raising three kids as a single mom she relied on family.
As Jackson County Prosecutor, then State Auditor, Claire was always independent and always working across the aisle to make a difference. Now a grandmother of eleven she’s still the same as our Senator.
Claire McCaskill’s never left Missouri – she takes this story to work with her every day, because we all have a story – and Claire’s fighting to protect it.
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D): I’m Claire McCaskill and I approve this message.
“…listen, I’m a Mizzou educated lawyer, but I can keep up. [laughter] And I know what the word shall means in the law. Now I know he went to Yale, I think, or Harvard, one of those, one of those fancy ones. Um, I think they taught him the same thing, shall is shall…” – Senator Claire McCaskill (D) on Josh Hawley (r) – August 17, 2017
We can’t wait for that to appear in a campaign ad.
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) and Josh Hawley (r) (August 8, 2018)
Be afraid, be very afraid (August 8, 2018)
The newest ad from Teresa Hensley’s (D) 2016 campaign for Attorney General:
The Attorney General’s job is to protect Missouri’s most vulnerable. Teresa Hensley understands that. And so do the people she’s fought for.
She prosecuted the man who broke into my house and attacked me.
There was five prosecutions in my grandfather’s murder and she got five convictions.
Teresa was protecting me, but she was also protecting every woman in Missouri.
She told us how it was gonna go and that’s exactly how it went.
Teresa is the only one I trust as Missouri’s Attorney General.
Teresa Hensley, a prosecutor for Attorney General.
[Paid for by Teresa Hensley for Missouri, Karen Meador, Treasurer]
Teresa Hensley (D) for Attorney General: first general election ad (October 3, 2016)
Teresa Hensley (D): about that Josh Hawley (r) television ad… (October 6, 2016)
Teresa Hensley’s (D) 2016 Attorney General campaign has released her first general election ad:
Teresa Hensley (D): As prosecutor I’ve fought for Missourians who needed a voice. [Teresa Hensley, Former Cass County Prosecutor] The Attorney General’s job is to protect our most vulnerable. I’m the one candidate who’s done that.
Announcer: Teresa Hensley, twenty-four years in a courtroom. Over ninety child sex abuse convictions. Twenty-one murder cases, Twenty-one convictions. And Teresa Hensley is endorsed by Missouri’s FOP.
Teresa Hensley (D): I’m the only candidate with a record of seeking justice above politics. [Teresa Hensley, A Prosecutor for Attorney General] That’s the job. And why I’m asking to serve as your Attorney General.
[Paid for by Teresa Hensley for Missouri, Karen Meador, Treasurer]
Jason Kander’s (D) U.S. Senate campaign released an ad today titled “Background Checks”:
[Jason Kander][wearing a blindfold, disassembled rifle]
Jason Kander (D): [assembling rifle] I’m Jason Kander and Senator Blunt has been attacking me on guns. Well, in the Army I learned how to use and respect my rifle. In Afghanistan I’d volunteer to be an extra gun in a convoy of unarmored SUVs. And in the state legislature I supported Second Amendment rights. I also believe in background checks so that terrorists can’t get their hands on one of these. I approve this message [assembled rifle, removes blindfold] because I’d like to see Senator Blunt do this.
[Jason Kander for U.S. Senate]
[Paid for by Missourians for Kander, Approved by Jason Kander]
This ad was made possible by an environment where the republican gubernatorial nominee, Eric Greitens (also a veteran) ran ads of himself firing a minigun and shooting at an exploding target. This ad is probably the one Eric Greitens (r) should have run.
There is a difference – Jason Kander definitely knows guns, he also knows he doesn’t have to expend ammunition to make his point.