Wednesday, March 23, 2011
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From the Daily News:
It's like 2009 all over again: Mayor Bloomberg is buying almost $1 million worth of campaign-style TV ads featuring him as a bold leader fighting for New York.
"Everyone knows these are tough times. Mike Bloomberg's solution is built on our core values," an announcer intones. "Independence - not for the special interests, but for all New Yorkers."
The ad features summertime images of the mayor talking with business people and schoolchildren, intercut with school buses and construction crews - all of which was left over from campaign footage his admen shot in 2009 but never used.
The mayor's advisers say he's pushing back against a $3 million union ad campaign advocating a "millionaire's tax" on the rich instead of deep cuts in the state budget.