Under the Dome

Third Crisco TV ad highlights Social Security, Medicare

Keith Crisco has his third TV ad up in Raleigh and Greensboro, focusing on his support for Social Security and Medicare. It begins running on Thursday.

“Social Security and Medicare are two vital programs for our nation’s seniors,” Crisco said in a statement his campaign released. “Fighting for the continued sustainability of these programs for current and future generations is something I will vigorously do as a member of Congress. We can’t turn our backs on the promises we have made as a society to the most vulnerable among us.”

Crisco’s campaign says the ad buy is in the tens of thousands of dollars. He has already spent a similar amount for the first two rounds of ads. He is also using targeted direct mail and digital advertising.

Clay Aiken, his main opponent in the Democratic primary for the 2nd Congressional District seat held by Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers, has not bought any TV ads nor even yard signs. Aiken’s campaign says the former pop singer’s name recognition is already widespread.