Yesterday Democratic mayoral candidate and Metro Councilman David Tandy, D-4, released a set of short television commercials that have begun airing leading into the May 18 primary. The four 15-second advertisements deal with a number of issues that are a part of the west Louisville Democrat’s platform.
Check out the first ad on job creation:
Tandy has struggled to raise a significant amount of money despite being a well-liked council member. Still, polls put him in second place behind front-runner Greg Fischer, with Tandy garnering 16 percent of the vote.
Facing wealthier opponents with long-standing connections to the city’s elite, political observers had wondered if he’d be able to compete over the airwaves. The former council president has told media outlets he’s the “grassroots” candidate and that he’s confident going into the crowded primary field.
“The campaign we’ve been running is one that talks directly to the voters,” Tandy told LEO. “It’s not been the type of campaign that relies on personal wealth or connections with the rich and powerful who’ve run the city for many years.”