By Dylan Smith November 10, 2021
The U.S. Senate campaign of Mike Durant on Wednesday showcased its newly-released television spot featuring the candidate taking aim at President Joe Biden and “career politicians.”
The ad features Durant, whose military heroics were famously brought to the national stage by way of the movie “Black Hawk Down,” sporting his aviator jumpsuit aboard a Black Hawk helicopter.
The opening scene shows Durant praising the accomplishments of former President Donald Trump before setting his sights on Biden.
“President Trump did so much right. He took on China, cut taxes and strengthened our military,” proclaims Durant. “And Joe Biden? I’m disappointed from the moment he gets up in the morning — vaccine mandates, paying people not to work, a pathetic exit from Afghanistan.”
The first-time candidate has centered his campaign theme around positioning himself as a political outsider who stands willing to take on what he refers to as “career politicians,” which is the title of the new ad spot.
The ad concludes, “Washington is filled with career politicians who didn’t serve their country and never had a real job. I’m running for U.S. Senate to change that.”
Alongside the newly-released television advertisement, Durant also announced the hiring of Ben Richardson as his campaign manager.
Richardson, a Republican campaign consultant, recently launched Arete Consulting, LLC, a Montgomery-based business management and political consulting firm. Richardson previously worked on numerous prominent campaigns throughout Alabama, including serving as manager of former U.S. Rep. Martha Roby’s (R-Montgomery) congressional campaign.
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL