Suozzi releases first TV ad of campaign for governor

Publication: Spectrum Local News
By: Nick Reisman

Rep. Tom Suozzi’s first ad of his campaign for governor takes a topical approach: He pledges to use the power of the governor to remove local district attorneys if they do not prosecute crimes.

The ad comes as the new Manhattan district attorney, Alvin Bragg, has said his office will reduce some criminal charges as a way of alleviating the city’s jail population. The ad from Suozzi highlights a broader theme he has been hitting on for much of his campaign: public safety.

“Our families need to be protected from rising crime. That’s just common sense,” Suozzi said in the ad. “But the Manhattan DA is actually proposing to downgrade armed robbery to a misdemeanor and to stop prosecuting resisting arrest. And that makes no sense.”

The ad is part of a six-figure ad buy and will air in the downstate media market.