Republican congressional contender George Demos on Monday launched his second TV ad blitz saying he is “fed up” with politicians, both Democrat and Republicans.
Demos launched his new cable ad after announcing last week that he has loaned his campaign another $1 million on top of the $1 million he put when he launched his run in October. He spent about $100,000 on an earlier spot that ran for about one month.
Demos, of Stony Brook, is likely to face two-term state Sen. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) in a combative GOP primary in June where the winner will take on Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop of Southampton in November.
While Demos went on TV, Zeldin countered with an appearance Monday at the “New York Meeting,” where national leaders discuss ideas “to put the country back on track,” and a later interview on the “Wilkow Report” on Sirius Satellite Radio. He also announced a campaign kickoff rally for late Wednesday.
Demos’ new campaign spot decries “politicians who ignore us and vote against us” and voted for “higher taxes and Obamacare.” The ad then touts Demos as someone who is “not a politician,” even though the candidate is making his third try to win the congressional seat.
Demos then said he’s running because “I’m fed up with the go-along, get-along crowd in Albany and Washington.”
Zeldin’s rally will be held at the Portuguese-American Center in Farmingville at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this blog post included an incorrect date for the rally.