Craig campaign expands radio ad buy statewide

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The campaign of David Craig sent a release out today that they expanding a radio ad buy that was previously just in the Baltimore market. The ad, on Craig’s income tax cut plan, was previously just running on news/talk stations WCBM and WBAL. The 30-second ad will now be aired on stations statewide and on multiple formats.

From the ad:

“I’m David Craig. My plan will lower, and put us on a glide path to do away with the state personal income tax. We’ll jump start economic growth, create jobs and keep Maryland families together.”

Listen to the ad:

Craig campaign release:

David Craig Expands Ad Buy on Income Tax Cut

David Craig announced today that his campaign for Governor is expanding its ad buy beyond the Baltimore market into rural areas on the Eastern Shore and Southern and Western Maryland. This announcement comes on the heels of the campaign launching the first paid media buy among candidates for Governor earlier this month.

The 30-second spots running on WBAL and WCBM this month characterize the O’Malley – Brown record of raising taxes, fees and tolls and excessive regulation as a “job killer” that is causing Marylanders to flee to other states.

The expanded buy includes stations in a variety of formats including news/talk and country music.

“The Governor has direct control over taxes and the budget, and I plan to use this power responsibility, said Craig. “Maryland is losing the economic race in this region and with it thousands of businesses and jobs to neighboring states. It is time politicians enable people to vote themselves a raise instead of being penalized for trying to make ends meet.”

In the ad, the Harford County Executive says, “I’m David Craig. My plan will lower, and put us on a glide path to do away with the state personal income tax. We’ll jump start economic growth, create jobs and keep Maryland families together.”

Craig announced February 18 a sweeping reform of the individual income tax code that would save taxpayers $2.55 billion in a phased-in approach that puts the state on a glide path toward eliminating the tax altogether.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, 94% of businesses pay taxes on personal returns as sole proprietorships, partnerships and certain types of corporations.

“Small businesses are the backbone of the economy and job creation nationally,” said Craig. “Maryland’s high personal income tax is a major impediment to attracting, expanding and retaining jobs. It is critical that we eliminate this job killer.”

As county executive, Craig twice reduced Harford’s main revenue source – the property tax – saving taxpayers $50 million while retaining a AAA bond rating.

The radio buy will enable the campaign to amplify its tax message as Marylanders prepare for tax season.

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