The air war in #SC4 is about to be underway …
Upstate radio host Josh Kimbrell – one of the frontrunners in the race for the Palmetto State’s fourth congressional district – will become the first of the thirteen “Republican” hopefuls for this seat to hit the television airwaves this week.
That’s right … thirteen GOP candidates filed for the seat being vacated by U.S. congressman Trey Gowdy.
Kimbrell will begin running his first advertisement Friday morning, according to his campaign.
The thirty-second spot, entitled “Radio Guy,” equates the U.S. congress to a “reality tv show” and touts Kimbrell’s support for the agenda of U.S. president Donald Trump.
“Take it from a radio guy, this reality TV show they call congress needs fixing,” Kimbrell says in the spot. “Instead of the constant drama, they need to pass the Trump agenda, secure our borders, cut spending and end these trillion dollar deficits.”
Wait … wasn’t Trump supposed to end the trillion dollar deficits? Umm …
Anyway, here’s a look at the spot …
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(Via: Kimbrell for Congress)
Not bad …
Kimbrell’s introductory spot hits all the right bases with the Upstate GOP primary electorate, and if he puts sufficient weight behind the spot – and can follow it with some ads that further flesh out his positions on hot button issues – our guess is he will a force to be reckoned with in this race.
Kimbrell posted an impressive haul of more than a quarter million dollars in his first few weeks as an announced candidate for congress, and his willingness to go on television early means he’s looking to solidify his status as one of the top tier candidates in this election (along with pastor Mark Burns, former two-term South Carolina state senator Lee Bright, small businessman James Epley, state representative Dan Hamilton, corporate chieftain Shannon Pierce and state senator William Timmons).
Stay tuned … we expect Kimbrell’s ads to prompt several of his challengers to go on the air sooner rather than later.
The GOP primary for #SC4 is scheduled for June 12. If no candidate receives a majority of votes (and in a thirteen-person field that’s going to be a tall order), the top two vote-getters will face off in a runoff election on June 26.
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