This post was updated at 9:45 a.m.
The campaign of gubernatorial hopeful Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler (D) plans to release two new television ads on Tuesday — and they focus on something other than the state’s failed health insurance Web site, which has largely been Gansler’s focus in attacking opponent Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D), who was tasked with implementing health-care reform in Maryland.
In one of the ads — titled “Every Classroom” — Gansler walks through a school and tells potential voters that while Maryland has some of the best schools in the country, it also has some of the worse. Gansler says that rather than staffing classrooms based on seniority, “let’s put the most effective teachers to work.”
The ad, which will air in the Baltimore area, ends with Gansler walking down a hallway with a group of students, including one wearing a T-shirt that states: “Homework? Ain’t nobody got time for that.”
The second ad — “Protect Our Bay” — features a more casually dressed Gansler walking along the water and talking about his efforts as attorney general to put pollution controls into place, thanks to a $4.6 billion settlement. Next up? Gansler thinks Maryland should release the names of companies that dump waste into the Chesapeake Bay. “To save our Bay,” he says, “let’s take on polluters.” That ad will air in the D.C. market.
Each of the 30-second ads end with: “Doug Gansler. A governor to fight for us.”