Real PAC’s Ads.

Real PAC, the PAC that supports Governor Nathan Deal has produced some ads. They are currently on their YouTube page and as far as I know have not run on TV yet, nor do I know if they ever will. However, they are in 15 and 30 second lengths, which of course is designed for TV. Three of the six have over 20,000 views so they are getting out there. GPB stumbled upon them and spoke with Mark Rountree:

The fact that REAL PAC is running these bipartisan-flavored ads now—in the primary stage—tells us something, Rountree said. If Deal perceived any real threat from his Republican challengers, the message would be staunchly partisan and aimed at conservative voters, he said.

The ads might, however, betray the Deal camp’s actual anxieties going into 2014.

“We worked together to pass structurally balanced budgets,” intones Deal in one of the 30 second spots. Actually, he’s not in the ad, per se. We’re seeing a middle aged blonde woman in her kitchen, and she’s watching Deal give a speech on her iPad.

[NOTE OF DISCLOSURE: The image of Gov. Deal in this ad appears to be from GPB’s television broadcast of the 2013 State of the State address, and includes GPB’s broadcast logo. GPB did not coordinate with REAL PAC to provide this imagery.]

The ad then reveals that the woman is Republican state House Speaker Pro Tempore Jan Jones. “Working together, we’ve increased Georgia’s rainy day fund 226 percent,” she says.

Here is the ad featuring Speaker Pro Tem Jan Jones:

10 comments

  1. South GA Bulldog says:

    I have seen the ad on TV in South Ga. The first time I believe the ad was longer. But then the second time I saw the ad it was the same as you have it on here. I have seen the ad a couple of times.

  2. It’s run in Albany and Macon DMA, not very heavy but they’ve been on.

    After seeing the ads, I’d have to conclude that the Real Deal PAC doesn’t seem to be “concerned” with the general or primary campaign as these really aren’t campaign ads. Kind of odd to put a legislator in your super pac ad, but then everything about these is odd. Pressure to spend money from a creative consultant?

    • I agree with your assessment to a point, as does Rountree per the article. These seem to me to be targeted to suburban women, a pretty big voting bloc in a primary but more so in a general election, hence the inclusion of Jan Jones, a suburban mom herself, and pretty high ranking elected official.

      • Yeah but outside of their district (and even mostly inside) no voters know who a state legislator is and knowing that, why not get an actress instead?

        But back to my original point, one of my dreams last night would make a great campaign ad and about as many people will see it as these.

        • tdk790 says:

          The Speaker Pro Tem will have you know she’s the best and most famous choice they could have made. Just ask her.

          • UpHere says:

            This made me LOL because nothing could be further than the truth…..You must be thinking of the former Speaker Pro Tem who did think he was the best and most famous choice.

    • David C says:

      Or pressure from the fact that the PAC got caught with its pants down raising money without disclosure, and paying it out to the usual members of the ‘family.’ This is getting some cash out the door before they shut it down so they can say “Hey, this totally was a legitimate political organization.” Why use a legislator and not an actress? Actresses cost money.

  3. Dave Bearse says:

    “The image of Gov. Deal in this ad appears to be from GPB’s television broadcast of the 2013 State of the State address, and includes GPB’s broadcast logo. GPB did not coordinate with REAL PAC to provide this imagery.”

    GPB employee Chipster likely has access to the imagery.

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