In his first televised ad in the race for mayor, Bill Walczak chronicles his role in revitalizing a blighted Dorchester neighborhood, highlights his effort as a champion for the poor, and delivers a message he hopes will take root in the city.
“Come on Boston, let’s think big,” says Walczak, wearing a gray suit and standing along Piers Park in East Boston, a view of the harbor and the city behind him.
The television ad, which debuted Monday evening, is among a slew of mayoral spots hitting the airwaves as summer winds down and the public begins to tune in to the Sept. 24 preliminary election to replace Mayor Thomas M. Menino.
Michael Ross, a city councilor, is set to begin airing his first ad in the campaign Tuesday on local cable stations and YouTube that will run through Election Day. The ad will also run on broadcast starting next week. Ross’s ad shows him in a blue T-shirt and sneakers running past Fenway Park and City Hall, as well as his neighborhood of Mission Hill and Langone Park in the North End.
“When I decided to run for mayor, Mayor Menino told me to take it to the streets,’’ Ross says in the ad, as he is shown handing out copies of his “Boston Smarter” plan to the public.
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