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Baker debuts another TV ad as campaign reboot continues

Rick Baker releases his second TV ad in two days as his campaign continues to reboot

Cherie Diez (2017)

Rick Baker releases his second TV ad in two days as his campaign continues to reboot

27

September

The former mayor has a brand new bag---full of commercials.

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For the second day in a row, the Baker campaign released a TV ad. The latest is set in a record store (filmed in St. Pete's iconic Bananas) and casts the former mayor as a guitar hero with discography full of hits--Grand Prix, Beach Drive, Midtown revival---that thrills younger voters. The Kriseman record bin? One lonely record about which the store owner intones: "The Kriseman record? No one's buying it."

In strolls Baker, guitar strapped to his back, clad in a black campaign t-shirt to deliver... wait for it ... a stack of new releases. 

After losing to Mayor Rick Kriseman in the Aug. 29 primary by 70 votes, Baker has retooled his image, donning sunglasses and dressing casually. 

Meanwhile, Kriseman's campaign sent out a fundraising appeal Wednesday that blasted Baker's newly-released plan for St. Pete---the tagline of Baker's ad--- that the mayor said was devoid of new ideas and "political grandstanding."

Here is the Baker ad: 

 

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 6:11pm]

    

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