Alluding to his time touring in a punk rock band during and after college, congressional candidate Bob Healey uses satire to portray him as a different type of Republican outsider in a new TV ad to bolster his bid to unseat two-term Rep. Andy Kim (D-Moorestown) in New Jersey’s 3rd District.
In ‘Madhouse’, which was shot entirely at Dadz Bar in Lumberton, the Healey recounts a commercial that uses actors portraying Joe Biden on guitar and Nancy Pelosi on drums – and middle-aged white men in suits portraying women. Washington insiders—with MTV—style logos, band posters and t-shirts to talk about inflation issues and express support for lower gas prices and “tough on crime.”
The ad, which will air on cable TV and digital platforms, does not mention Kim. This is the third TV commercial for Healey, a 39-year-old prime candidate and self-financer who helps run a family yacht-building business.
Script: “Washington is a madhouse. Politicians are dancing to a nonsensical tune – causing us to skyrocket gas prices, crush grocery bills and make it harder to get by. I am Bob Healey. With my mosh pit days behind me, I’m not afraid to nudge and get things done — like cutting spending to fight inflation, increasing energy production to drive down gas prices, supporting the cops and cracking down on crime. Enough of this madness – we need a change. I am Bob Healey and I approve of this message.
“This new ad presents Bob Healey for who he is – an outsider and a different kind of Republican. Andy Kim is a creature of Washington and a 100% buffer for his party,” said Theresa Furmato Velardi, Healey’s campaign manager. “We need someone willing to shake it up instead…and throw a few elbows.”
Velardi says that although the ad uses humor, “Bob Healey is very serious about giving Third District voters a choice in November between a no-nonsense businessman and an ineffectual Congressman who is too weak to stand up, fight and win for families in New Jersey. .”
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