published Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Candidate Rick Wilson airs TV ads for Hamilton County mayoral campaign

Hamilton County Mayor Democratic candidate Richard “Rick” Wilson is running television ads in the lead up to the Aug. 2 election.

Though his first ad buy was only about $4,000 on two local television stations, Wilson said he plans to be competitive with Republican candidate Jim Coppinger, who spent $104,000 earlier this month to run ads on four local network affilliates and cable.

“I will be making additional purchases and I will be competitive with my opponents,” Wilson said.

Wilson, who loaned his campaign $50,000 earlier this year, is largely self-funding his bid.

The Johnson Group produced Coppinger’s ads, and Wilson, a UTC professor, said a former student assisted with his.

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