The final gubernatorial debate is today, and challengers Cliff Thornton (G) and John DeStefano (D) have taken to the airwaves.
"Let Cliff Debate"
First, the Thornton campaign will run the Green Party's first ever television ad during the debates tonight--an impressive feat considering the small amounts of money raised by the campaign. Here's the commercial:
It's an energetic piece, and the part where Thornton compares being Green to being black is especially compelling. I wish Thornton had chosen to highlight some of the issues that he would bring to the table, such as his plan for free college tuition, but you can only do so much in 30 seconds.
John DeStefano is attacking Gov. Rell over her "no mistakes" comment in the last debate. Here's the ad:
The Rowland endorsement at the end is sort of a cheap shot, but it's effective.
Rell and DeStefano will debate tonight at 7pm on NBC 30. The debate will be carried live.