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Taylor takes ‘squad’ message to airwaves in AL-2

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Prattville businesswoman Jessica Taylor is up with her first television ad of her campaign to win the Republican nomination for Congress in Alabama’s 2nd District.

The ad, titled “My Squad,” is a condensed version of the viral video that launched Taylor as a contender in the race back in October. It positions the 35-year-old wife and mother of three as the conservative alternative to New York Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her “squad” of young, progressive Democrats in Congress.

“This was my squad,” Taylor says, as photos of her family depict “humble roots” in rural Alabama.
“But today a different kind of squad threatens our freedom. That’s why I’m running for Congress.”

Watch the full ad HERE:

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The ad will run on broadcast and cable channels in the Montgomery and Dothan markets, Taylor’s campaign said in a news release. The campaign would not say how much was being spent, but ADN confirmed that the ad will have 1,000 gross ratings points behind it, which amounts to a substantial buy.

Taylor is only the second candidate to go up with a television ad in the race. Dothan businessman Jeff Coleman has been advertising heavily since November and recently released internal poll numbers showing a sizable lead in the race. Former Attorney General Troy King, former State Representative Barry Moore and Montgomery electrician Bob Rogers are also running for the GOP nomination in AL-2.

Taylor, Moore and King have attacked Coleman in the media and at candidate forums over his company’s dispute with the U.S. Department of Defense that led to a $5 million settlement. So far, no candidate or committee has launched television or radio ads attacking Coleman.

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