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The Fraternal Order of Police and Muriel Bowser‘s campaign each came out with new TV spots today, both of which offer their own criticisms of Mayor Vince Gray.
The police union’s spot takes viewers on a tour of the District’s recent public safety lowlights, with Officer Colette Clemencia along as your guide. After visits to Lincoln Heights and the street where a cop had to wait 20 minutes for an ambulance after being hit by a car, Clemencia stands in front of a washed-out Wilson Building.
“His political friends come before public safety,” Clemencia says. “That’s why police officers like me are against Mayor Gray.”
The FOP ad doesn’t mention Tommy Wells, the union’s pick to replace Gray.
Muriel Bowser‘s own ad is more upbeat (and much greener), but just as critical of Gray in its own way. After touting her ethics bill and promising to bring “a fresh start,” Bowser says she’ll be “a mayor you can trust.” Left unmentioned: the name of the mayor who you can’t trust.
Bowser campaign manager Bo Shuff tells LL the ad will be running on a combination of network and cable channels.