Kevin Smith Rolls Out First Television Ad

MANCHESTER – Today, Kevin Smith, Republican candidate for governor, launched his first campaign television advertisement of the 2012 election. Smith is the first candidate for New Hampshire office – Republican or Democrat – to advertise on television this cycle.

The new television ad, titled “Commute,” highlights Smith’s comprehensive plan to strengthen New Hampshire’s economy and create jobs. The 30-second spot is part of a substantial, statewide cable ad buy.

“Over the past several months, people have noticed that I’m the one candidate in this race with a detailed plan for making New Hampshire both more economically competitive and a magnet for good-paying jobs,” said Smith. “Support for my campaign is growing, because voters are choosing substance over rhetoric, and principles over platitudes.

“Voters want bold, new leadership, not the go-along-to-get-along politics that gets us nowhere. I have the experience and the plan to move New Hampshire forward, and make our state a leader in the 21st Century economy.”

Smith continued, “I’m pleased to begin our television advertising this week. Like everything we do, this ad will help get my message out to many more voters across the state. I think it’s becoming more and more clear that I’m offering the right ideas and have the best experience to be governor. By any measure, this race is wide-open, and our television advertising is yet another thing that will help put us in a position to win this fall.”

To view to the ad, please click HERE.

Script for “COMMUTE”:


For over twenty years, my dad has had to commute to Massachusetts to work like many Granite Staters.

It’s not right.

And, as New Hampshire’s next Governor, I’m going to change that.

Unlike my opponents who only offer empty rhetoric, I have a detailed plan to help create good-paying jobs here at home.

I’ll cut taxes on small business. Reduce our health care and energy costs. And improve opportunities for young workers.

With bold, new leadership, we can cut commutes and grow New Hampshire’s economy.