New York: In Ad, Treadwell Hopes Nice Guys Finish First

Posted June 25, 2008 at 6:38pm

One thing pundits universally agree upon when discussing the Empire State’s 20th district race is that Sandy Treadwell, the likely Republican challenger to freshman Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand (D), is a very nice man.

Now that point is reinforced in a new TV ad, the fourth the wealthy former New York secretary of State has aired since he entered the race.

The 30-second ad, which began airing Wednesday, simply features half a dozen average people talking about what a good guy Treadwell is, how he keeps his word and is dedicated to getting things done.

“He’s the kind of person you want on your side,” one woman says.

Peter Constantakes, a Treadwell spokesman, said the ad, which was cut by DMM Media, would run initially for a week on Albany TV stations. The large upstate district also takes in media markets in Binghamton, Plattsburgh, Utica, New York City and Burlington, Vt.