3 Dems and a Heiner

Flexing bipartisanship, Republican mayoral candidate Hal Heiner has unveiled his latest ad, which features former Democratic mayoral candidates Shannon White, Tyler Allen and Lisa Moxley, who endorsed the Metro Councilman in the general election.

Check it out:

The one-minute ad will air on local and cable television, and paints Heiner as the change candidate while taking aim at the “downtown establishment” (i.e. Mayor Jerry Abramson’s administration). The Heiner campaign knows in the final week of the race it must appeal to Democrats, who outnumber Republicans 2-to-1 among registered voters.

“I think there are a lot of people ready for a fresh start and see this as an opportunity to go in a new direction,” says Joe Burgan, Heiner’s campaign manager.


  1. C
    Posted October 25, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    If only he believed in climate change…

    No seriously, trying to give this a fair shot but I don’t really get it. I don’t get the tax statistic either since we haven’t reformed our state tax policy in 50 years which also disproportionately taxes the lower and middle class. Tax Reform has largely been stopped by the Republicans. In addition, there’s so much misinformation around taxes. I could go on.. but frankly how does he plan to do this vague set of things:
    Commit to cost-effective and efficient service delivery in all our neighborhoods.

    Embrace successful strategies to ensure our neighborhoods and communities are safe and secure.

    Focus on the basics: roads and streets, sidewalks, street lighting, rain water drainage, garbage and recycling collections, etc.

    Support opportunities for citizens to have clean parks, biking trails and athletic facilities nearby.

    Be proactive in cleaning up blight and graffiti, abandoned houses and empty lots.

    without a good tax system? Taxes are a good thing as long as they are used correctly. I’d like to see a candidate address how we will use taxes effectively and what they could do for us if people paid their fair share.

  2. Sidonie
    Posted October 25, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    Waffling on the mayor’s race??
    Just LOOK at their web pages. SERIOUSLY. It’s pretty clear who has more of a plan and is willing to talk about it IN DETAIL. I won’t even say which here. It’s so damn obvious.