O'Malley woos women, too, with new Mikulski ad
Women voters are getting a lot of attention in these final days of Maryland's gubernatorial race.
Gov. Martin O'Malley's campaign just released a new television advertisement featuring Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a fellow Democrat. It is in effect an answer to a women-themed ad Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. began airing over the weekend.
In the new O'Malley ad, the senator -- who repeatedly shows up as the state's most popular politician in polls -- talks directly to the camera, recounting how long she has known O'Malley (25 years) and what she believes he cares about most (families).
Transcript and ad appear after the jump.
Transcript provided by O'Malley campaign.
SEN. BARBARA MIKULSKI: "Martin O'Malley's always been a hard working , 24/7 kind of guy. I've known him for 25 years. A lot of late night chats, always about families, what they're going through, how to protect them. He shrunk the state budget, cut billions. Even in these tough times, he froze college tuition rates to make it more affordable. For him, it's always about us, the people. And there's never a doubt whose side he's on. He's on our side. Martin O'Malley Moving Maryland Forward."