California: Brown Ad on Economy Features GOP Couple

Posted October 6, 2008 at 6:29pm

Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Charlie Brown (D), gunning for an upset in the solidly conservative 4th district, is on the air with a television ad on the economy that features a Republican married couple vouching for Brown’s economic plan.

Brown is running for the open seat against state Sen. Tom McClintock (R). His one-minute spot is running on broadcast and cable television in the Sacramento-area district.

McClintock is also up with a new ad, although his is running on radio. McClintock’s 30-second spot features a testimonial from former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.).

In the ad, Thompson — who ran for president this year and was endorsed by McClintock — calls the GOP state Senator the best candidate for the economy.

The script of Brown’s television ad is as follows:

Dian Raether: “The whole reason we planned our lives to move up here and live in this area and buy our house here, and, you know, make our life the way we did was so that I could be home with my children.”

Craig Raether: “I was laid off from my job. I worked at Oracle for eight years, and my job was cut in favor of moving it to India.”

Dian: “Losing your job can make you lose your house. And that’s the reason that I had to go back to work.”

Craig: “What is the best solution? What fixes things for people? I am very impressed with Charlie.”

Dian: “Me too.”

Craig: “I think he’s a straight shooter. I think he understands the problems of government, that he understands the problems of people.”

Dian: “Take our interests and present them. You know, speak for us.”

Craig: “Charlie Brown has my support — a hundred percent.”