Running an ad on television can be the mark of healthy fundraising numbers for a campaign and a potential head start on the competition. Here’s a look at some of the candidates in Texas who have already shot and released ads for the airwaves so far:
Brandon Batch — Congressional District 11 — Republican Candidate
“West Texas Values”
Chris Ekstrom — Congressional District 13 — Republican Candidate
“Do you Support Trump’s Wall?”
Do you Support Trump's Wall? Chris Ekstrom does! Hit LIKE to Vote YES!
Posted by Chris Ekstrom on Saturday, November 30, 2019
Jon Francis — House District 60 — Republican Candidate
“That’s Where I Stand”
The outpouring of support over the last week has been incredibly exciting to see. Please consider sharing our first tv ad with your friends and family across District 60. Let's keep the momentum going. #txlege pic.twitter.com/V3bWX6L3n2
— Jon Francis (@JonFrancisTexas) January 3, 2020
Gary Gates — House District 28 — Republican Nominee
George Hindman — Congressional District 17 — Republican Candidate
“George Hindman First TV Ad”
Wesley Hunt — Congressional District 7 — Republican Candidate
Ross Lacy — Congressional District 11 — Republican Candidate
Eliz Markowitz — House District 28 — Democrat Nominee
August Pfluger — Congressional District 11 — Republican Candidate
“Our Conservative and Rural Values”
Chris Putnam — Congressional District 12 — Republican Candidate
Kathaleen Wall — Congressional District 22 — Republican Candidate
“It’s going to take this Wall to build the wall”
John Cornyn — U.S. Senate — Republican Incumbent
We’re fighting to create new jobs in Texas, to put more money in the pockets of hardworking Texans like you. pic.twitter.com/TVcgPIcChP
— Team Cornyn (@TeamCornyn) January 8, 2020
Though not traditional television ads, here are some honorable mentions that made waves on social media, including a nod to the controversial but viral “Peloton” ad, a follow up to an incredibly popular 2018 congressional ad, and a candidate’s take on what it means to be 100% Texan.
Genevieve Collins — Congressional District 32 — Republican Candidate
Wendy Davis — Congressional District 21 — Democrat Candidate
Running for office is truly the 'Gift That Gives Back,' No Peloton required. Thank you to everyone supporting our campaign, and thank you to all the candidates running for office this year. #TX21 @AviationGin @VancityReynolds #peloton pic.twitter.com/rvFhUOsXYA
— Wendy Davis (@wendydavis) December 17, 2019
MJ Hegar — U.S. Senate — Democrat Candidate
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McKenzie Taylor serves as Interim Editor and resident plate-spinner for The Texan. Previously, she worked as State Representative Kyle Biedermann’s Capitol Director during the 85th legislative session before moving to Fort Worth to manage Senator Konni Burton’s campaign. In her free time, you might find her enjoying dog memes, staring at mountains, or proctoring personality tests.