Tony Williams campaign launches its on-air offensive

 The first Tony Williams campaign commercial features a family vibe (left) and footage from a recent Teamsters endorsement event in South Philadelphia (right). (Stills from YouTube version of commercial)

The first Tony Williams campaign commercial features a family vibe (left) and footage from a recent Teamsters endorsement event in South Philadelphia (right). (Stills from YouTube version of commercial)

WHYY’s Dave Davies sent NinetyNine word that mayoral candidate Tony Williams’ campaign has produced its first ad of the campaign.

His 30-second “Family” spot is the first by a candidate in the field, but not the first overall, what with labor-funded Super PAC Build a Better Pa.’s spot for Jim Kenney.

Olivia Nutter appears in neither, so it remains to be seen how/if these will impact the May 19 primaries.

While an anonymous Williams campaign strategist told the Inquirer to expect a “significant” ad buy signalling the start of an on-air push through the election, Citified is reporting that “the Williams campaign has written a $21,611 check to 6ABC, but I see no records of ad purchases at other stations.”

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