Those who have been wondering when the attack ads in the statewide race for governor will begin need wait no longer.
A SuperPAC, TNJobsNow.com, began airing a new radio spot hitting Diane Black today on several radio stations across the state. The ad features a man and woman talking about “Dishonest Diane” directing state contracts to her husband’s company while flushing money down the toilet — to keep Diane Black from getting her hands on it.
The ad is tagged to Tennessee Jobs Now PAC, based in Nashville, according to their website.
Audio of the ad can be heard here:
The ad transcript reads (with flushing sound effects throughout):
WIFE: “Hey, what are you doing?”
HUSBAND: “Flushing our money down the toilet.”
WIFE: “I can see that. But why?”
HUSBAND: “Dishonest Diane Black is running for governor. I’d rather flush our money down the toilet than let her get her hands on it.”
WIFE: “Ok cut it out. Explain please.”
HUSBAND: “Well, a judge ruled while she was in the Tennessee State Senate, Diane Black steered millions of dollars in no bid, state contracts to her husband’s company.”
WIFE: “So basically she gave taxpayer money to herself.”
WIFE: “Ugh. Your toilet idea doesn’t seem so bad now.”
HUSBAND: “Yep. Rather than cleaning up the swamp in DC, Congresswoman Diane Black is part of it. She’s received over three million dollars from special interests in DC.”
WIFE: “What a hypocrite. We can’t afford dishonest Diane Black.”
ANNOUNCER: “Tennessee Jobs Now PAC paid for and is responsible for the content of this advertising. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. TNJobsNow.com.”
The political attack season is now upon us, and is likely to accelerate in frequency and intensity for the next eight months until the primary election, and then an additional three months until the general election.