After Ed Gillespie’s campaign canceled a week of advertisements on NBC12 Monday, spokesperson Paul Logan confirmed Gillespie will roll out a new political ad this coming Saturday.
The new order reached NBC12 today, an hour before Thursday’s 2 p.m. deadline. The new ad buy stretches for a week, beginning Oct. 18.
NBC12 has learned the new ad will target Sen. Mark Warner’s role in discussing possible jobs for Sen. Phillip P. Puckett’s daughter.
“We will have the resources to execute our plans in the final weeks,” Logan said in an interview Thursday.
Warner's campaign has more than $8 million on hand to spend in the final sprint to Election Day. Fundraising for Virginia’s senior senator has topped $16 million, with Gillespie totaling about $6 million since he announced his run for office in January.
The Associated Press reported Thursday Warner maintains a sizable advantage in television ad buys across Virginia, and in Washington, D.C.
The District is the eighth largest media market in the country, where ads can top more than $1 million a week during election season.
“We are focused on communicating Senator Warner's bipartisan record of lowering student debt, bringing jobs back from overseas and getting our country's balance sheet in order,” said campaign spokesman David Turner.
“Sen. Warner's message is resonating with voters as evidenced by the Senator's broad base of support all across Virginia.”