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Webber radio ad goes after Martinez on leaked audio

Alan New Mexico CandidateAlan Webber has launched a radio ad criticizing Governor Susana Martinez.

The ad does not mention any of the four other Democratic candidates that Webber will face in the June 3 Democratic primary. Instead, the ad goes after Martinez, using audio from the Mother Jones article earlier this week.

The ad doesn’t use some of the more talked about portions but instead focuses on Martinez’s comments on teachers.

“During the campaign we can’t say it, I guess, because it’s education but they already don’t work two and a half months out of the year, three months out of the year,” Martinez said in the leaked audio of a 2010 campaign conference call.

The ad contrasts it with Martinez declaring “I’m so pro-teacher its not even funny.”

You can hear the full ad embedded below. A transcript of the ad is also available.

The pro-teacher comment comes from a short interview with New Mexico Watchdog.

Martinez has struck back at Mother Jones and others who cited the article. Her campaign also fundraised off of the response, announcing they raised $15,000 in the hours after the article’s release.

The Webber campaign tells NM Telegram that the ad will air along the Rio Grande Corridor — in Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Taos and the initial buy is for one week.

Depending on the response, the campaign may expand the ad buy.

Here is a transcript, as transcribed by NM Telegram, of the ad for those who don’t have access to audio.

Narrator: Here’s what Governor Martinez says on the campaign trail.

Martinez: I am so pro-teacher, it’s not even funny.

Narrator: But in newly released audio recordings, a different story.

Martinez: During the campaign we can’t say it, I guess, because it’s education but they already don’t work two and a half months out of the year, three months out of the year.

Narrator: Susana Martinez pays our teachers lip service but when she thinks no one’s listening, she slams them. That’s what’s not even funny.

And neither is her plan for New Mexico. Tax breaks for big, out-of-state corporations, while middle class families fall further behind. Alan Webber has a different approach.

End tax breaks for out-of-state corporations. Raise the minimum wage to lift everyone’s pay. Invest in early childhood education and support our teachers — not insult them.

It’s time we respect New Mexicans. Vote June 3rd for Alan Webber for governor.

Paid for and authorized by Alan Webber for New Mexico. Maria J. Franco, Treasurer.

And saying what every New Mexico democrat believes.

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Matthew Reichbach has blogged about New Mexico politics since 2006. Matthew was a co-founder of New Mexico FBIHOP with his brother and part of the original hirings at the groundbreaking website the New Mexico Independent. Matthew has covered events such as the Democratic National Convention and Netroots Nation. In addition to politics, Matthew is an avid sports fan, especially of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and TV fan.

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One Response to "Webber radio ad goes after Martinez on leaked audio"

  1. I like the strategy coming from the Webber campaign. The ad’s not bad, either. Get some extra media buzz by going up on the air first with radio ads, and claiming the issue in the minds of some voters who either haven’t heard of or aren’t moved by teachers’ union endorsements. Good move!