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Gallagher on New TV Ad: I'm Conservative



Buzz hasn't seen the new ad yet, but we've got the script released by the campaign:

"It seems every candidate has a group they’re fighting for. I do too. It’s called the family. As Governor I won’t allow liberal judges from Massachusetts to re-define marriage in our state. We need a constitutional ban on gay marriage, a 24 hour waiting period on abortion, and we must increase the number of children adopted in Florida. As a father, I don’t think anyone should have to explain what an adult billboard is to a seven year old. – so I’m taking ‘em down. I’m Tom Gallagher. Our families are worth fighting for and that’s one fight I’m ready to have."

While the television advertisement doesn't mention Charlie Crist, Gallagher's campaign staff did in the press release announcing the new ad had started airing statewide. From a press release from campaign spokesman Alberto Martinez: "The ad also highlights the fact that Tom Gallagher is the only pro-life candidate running for Governor. Democrats Jim Davis and Rod Smith are both openly pro-choice, while Republican Charlie Crist voted pro-choice as State Senator, received a rating of "mixed-choice" from NARAL/Pro-Choice America, and is opposed to a 24-hour waiting period before a doctor can perform an abortion. Recently, Mr. Crist voiced his opposition to President’s Bush veto of a bill that would have for the first time in history permitted the use of taxpayer dollars to fund embryonic stem-cell research, a controversial procedure which requires the destruction of human life."

The campaign promised the advertisement would be available later Tuesday at

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:08pm]


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