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Prop. 19′s final ad blitz

By Josh Richman
Friday, October 29th, 2010 at 4:30 pm in 2010 election, ballot measures, marijuana.

A committee supporting Proposition 19, California’s marijuana legalization ballot initiative, rolled out the rest of its final pre-election media blitz today, explaining how it’ll use the rest of the $1 million that billionaire financier George Soros pumped into it earlier this week.

As reported here yesterday, some of the money went to a television ad that’ll be airing during Comedy Central’s popular “The Daily Show” and “Colbert Report” programs. They’re also keeping up substantial advertising on Southern California urban radio stations.

And now Drug Policy Action has placed four full-page ads in the Los Angeles Times: a three-page “wrap” of Monday’s main section and a full page ad in Sunday’s paper featuring former San Jose police chief Joe McNamara, star of the Prop. 9 campaign’s television commercial released on Monday.

“In the final days of this historic campaign, millions of Californians will be exposed in every media platform to the Yes on 19 message,” said Stephen Gutwillig, Drug Policy Action’s California director. “We’re communicating to young voters in particular because they bear the brunt of marijuana enforcement and their turn-out is crucial to Tuesday’s outcome.”

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  • Common Tater

    Did you ever wonder why George Soros hit Prop 19 with big bucks? Could it be a ploy to direct attention away from some things and people?

    Just a thought…