D.C. Council Chairman and mayoral candidate Vincent C. Gray (D) launched the first radio ad of his campaign Tuesday, telling voters he would unite the city by focusing on job creation.
In the 60-second spot called "One City," a female narrator says Gray is the "only" candidate with a plan "to bring D.C. communities - east and west of the river - together." The narrator also speaks of Gray's platform to expand vocational education in public schools, fund pre-kindergarten programs, and put more police officers on bike and foot patrol.
"Vince Gray will unite our city, bring jobs to the District and make our streets safer," the narrator says. "On September 14th, vote for character, integrity and leadership. "
The ad represents the Gray campaign's first attempt to counteract Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's extensive television advertising campaign. For the past three weeks, Fenty (D) has been airing a series of television ads that seek to address questions about his leadership style while reintroducing voters to some of his accomplishments as mayor.
The extent of Gray's radio buy was not immediately clear.