Jim Newberry launches his first ad in general election for mayor

September 24, 2010 

Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry on Thursday launched his first television commercial of the fall campaign, but he lags behind opponent Vice Mayor Jim Gray on bringing his message into people's living rooms.

The Newberry ad touts his accomplishments — new jobs, more recycling, traffic improvements, reduced spending — with a caveat that "I didn't do it alone, but working together, Lexington is moving forward."

The political ad files at Lexington television stations show that Newberry is spending more than $21,000 on the ad, which will run through Oct. 3 on some stations.

Gray, Newberry's opponent, has run two ads in the general election. The ad files show he has spent more than $158,000 on television ads airing between Sept. 3 and Sept. 27.

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