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: