Dean out with new TV spot: 'Different sort'

Dean out with new TV spot: 'Different sort'

June 5th, 2018 by Andy Sher in Breaking News

Karl Dean appears in this screenshot from his second TV ad published on June 4, 2018.

Karl Dean appears in this screenshot from his...

NASHVILLE — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean's campaign has launched a second television ad as part of an ongoing statewide media buy.

The former Nashville mayor's 30-second spot, titled "Different Sort," seeks to highlight what the campaign calls Dean's "thoughtful style of leadership" that it says made him successful in bringing Nashvillians together to solve problems during his two terms as mayor.

"As mayor, I was never the loudest guy in the room," Dean says, speaking as he's seated on a step leading to a porch. "I wanted to hear the best ideas so we could do things differently.

"I'll be that kind of governor too," Dean says. "You can read my plans on my website. But mostly, I want to hear from you."

In his first ad, called "Rising," Dean touted Nashville's growth and how "we were able to keep Nashville rising" through the Great Recession "by remembering that everything is connected. Better schools and safer neighborhoods helped attract companies and thousands of jobs."

Dean faces state House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh, D-Ripley, in the Aug. 2 Democratic Primary.

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