Ron Barber for Congress released its first television advertisement of the special election campaign today, a thirty second spot called "Seen." The ad, which is narrated by Barber as he explains what he has seen living and working in Southern Arizona for decades, begins running on Tucson broadcast and cable networks today.
"Running a family business, I saw how we can create jobs, and how government can get in the way," Barber says in the ad. "As District Director, I saw the need to secure the border and get our veterans the benefits they've earned. And every day, I see a middle class that's disappearing. I approve this message, because I've seen what we need to do -- rebuild our middle class."
Ron Barber is a Democrat running for Congress in the special election for Arizona's 8th district. He has lived and worked in Southern Arizona for fifty years, having directed Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' district offices, run the Arizona Division of Developmental Disabilities and owned and operated a family business for 22 years with his wife Nancy. Barber is running to protect the middle class at a time when families have seen their standards of living decline. Barber has made specific pledges to protect Medicare, Social Security and veterans' benefits, and promised to support members of the military and their families.