You’ve seen the ads for Republican candidates U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann and Weston Wamp, which were released this week. But Bill Taylor, one of two Democrats running for the seat, says that he was advertising on television during the Belmont Stakes thoroughbred race. (Ed. note: the race took place on Saturday, June 9, not on May 9.) The press release follows:
3rd District Congressional Candidate Bill Taylor Opens Campaign Headquarter
Democratic candidate was also first with TV ads airing during Belmont Stakes
Bill Taylor, Democratic contender in the 3rd District Congressional race, today
announced the opening of campaign headquarters at 7047 Lee Highway, Suite
101 of the London Center. The headquarters will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30
pm Monday through Friday. Campaign materials will be available and volunteers
can register to help, schedule call time, and arrange canvassing territory. Noted
Taylor, “The campaign is gaining momentum with more than 15 events and
appearances scheduled before the end of June. These events are scheduled
in Monroe, Hamilton, Bradley, Roane, Anderson, Polk, and Union Counties.
And many events are already on the books for July.”
The candidate added, “We are very pleased with the response we are getting
from voters all over the district,” reviewing the travels of the last few months. Past
events have included two “Candidate Shootout Challenges” highlighting Taylor’s
support of Second Amendment rights.
Fundraising is also building for the campaign and will culminate this quarter with
the “Backroom Strategy Session,” an invitation-only event on June 28 at The
Bluewater Grille in downtown Chattanooga. “Our moderate, Southern Democrat
message is finding a receptive audience in the 3rd District,” Taylor said, “It’s a
reasonable approach to government the voters want.”
The Taylor for Congress campaign was the first to begin television advertising
with multiple ads airing during May 9’s Belmont Stakes on WRCB/Channel 3.