Ad Watch: Ducey campaign releases "Direct Message" ad on Tucson and Phoenix airwaves

2014-05-05T10:00:00Z 2014-06-19T10:38:05Z Ad Watch: Ducey campaign releases "Direct Message" ad on Tucson and Phoenix airwavesBy Joe Ferguson Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A new ad by GOP Gubernatorial hopeful Doug Ducey hit the airwaves last week.

The 30 second ad, taken from his campaign rollout speech, has the current state treasurer criticizing the Obama administration on the Affordable Care Act, immigration and the national debt.

Text of the ad:

"For Arizona, the Obama years have been nothing but mandates, lawsuits, and lectures.

As your governor, I will have a very direct message for Barack Obama: Instead of trying to control our schools, our healthcare, and our energy industry in Arizona, how about trying to control your own spending, your own borrowing, and this nation’s borders?

Paid for by Ducey 2014 Primary."

The campaign, which has several media buys in the Phoenix market, has recently extended the ads until the end of this week.

In the Phoenix market alone, the Ducey campaign has spent roughly $270,000 on the ads. 

The campaign spent at least $39,000 for the same ad running here in Tucson. 

Contact reporter Joe Ferguson at or 573-4346. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFerguson

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