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Gallagher's Second Ad Up



Charlie Crist's name is never mentioned, but this ad is all about what Tom Gallagher has that bachelor Charlie doesn't: wife and kid.

As expected from the Gallagher campaign, wife Laura and son Charlie are now officially front and center in the campaign's electronic effort. On Wednesday, Gallagher's shop added a second spot to its rotation of political ads running in West Palm Beach, Ft. Myers, Naples, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Panama City and Pensacola.

The ad features Laura sitting by Tom, Tom playing basketball and chess with Charlie and at the end, Charlie holding a "Tom Gallagher for Governor sign."

Laura offers, "When Tom talks about family, he speaks from the heart and he speaks from personal experience." Tom then talks about how having a child "settles you down" -- clearly an answer to any questions about Gallagher's former reputation as a lady's man.

The campaign website doesn't have the ad up yet, but Buzz secured a copy. To see, click here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:07pm]


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