Republican Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett has released his first television ad in his bid to succeed retiring Congressman Jimmy Duncan in East Tennessee’s Second Congressional District. The ad is running district-wide on both cable and broadcast TV.
Titled “East Tennessee Conservative,” the ad highlights Burchett’s conservative record, his commitment to East Tennessee, and his support for President Trump.
You can watch the ad here:
Here is the transcript of the ad:
I’m Tim Burchett, and this – this is my home
I’m running for Congress to help President Trump shake up Washington
I’ve taken on some tough fights
As mayor, I killed a huge property tax increase, and I paid down the county’s debt
I fought for term limits and stopped partial birth abortion
I’m proud to be pro-Trump, pro-life, pro-America
And I’m proud to be from East Tennessee
I’m Tim Burchett and I approve this message
Because Washington D.C. needs an East Tennessee conservative
Burchett has served as Mayor of Knox County since 2010. He previously served in the Tennessee State Legislature.
Burchett is facing off against State Representative Jimmy Matlock, businessman Jason Emert, Hank Hamblin, and Ashley Nickloes for the Republican nomination. The primary election date in the heavily Republican district is August 2.