Roswell oil and gas executive Claire Chase launched a radio ad campaign last Monday to introduce herself to voters in the 2nd Congressional District.
The ads are part of what campaign manager Mike Berg calls a “substantial ad buy” that will later include television advertisements in what could be an expensive race for the U.S. House seat currently held by Democrat Xochitl Torres Small. Berg declined to say how much the campaign was spending on the ads, which he said would air on stations throughout the district.
Outside groups have already poured thousands of dollars into the race, which is expected to be one of the most watched campaigns in 2020. American Action Network has spent more than $220,000 in television and digital advertising targeting Torres Small over her impeachment vote, and that number is expected to climb with the launching of its most recent campaign. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had an ad buy in December supporting Torres Small over votes on legislation lowering the cost of prescription drugs.
Chase’s ad campaign bills her as a “conservative outsider.”