Loose Lips

Wells Runs TV Ads Criticizing Bowser, Gray

If you're a Verizon FiOs or Comcast cable subscriber, you might see some Tommy Wells with your news programming soon. The campaign has bought ad time to run two ads as commercials around news shows.

Both of the ads focus on alleged Vince Gray shadow campaign financier Jeff Thompson. The first, with a jazzy elevator music soundtrack, asks in a quiz-style format whether Gray or leading challenger Muriel Bowser took campaign contributions from alleged members of Thompson's donation network (The answer, of course, is that they both did).

The second ad, embedded below, returns with the smooth jazz and quiz, highlighting Wells' distinction as the only elected candidate in the race who never received Thompson money.

The ads will run for two weeks, according to campaign manager Chebon Marshall.

  • DPW

    Wait... Muriel Bowser also took money from Jeff Thompson?! Isn't this the pot calling the kettle black...

  • justsayin

    Quick Quiz: "How many of the councilmembers running for mayor have committee oversight of perpetually dysfunctional government agencies that have cost the city millions (OTR) and whose negligence has resulted in the loss of lives (DCFEMS, CFSA)?"

    Answer: All of them

  • wtf

    Wow... These are the worst advertisements for mayor ever. Or any office. Tommy, you are a joke.

  • dan

    Can't wait for this joke to be gone from the council.

  • jake

    tommy wells is done. carlos allen will finish higher

  • TakomaNick

    justsayin,

    Actually I think Wells was a whistleblower while serving as a social worked in DC and helped shape DC's social services response to the crack epidemic. As I read it he was one of the only staff members who was willing to go on the record criticizing what was then the current policy. He testified to council about it.

  • noodlez

    DIGGIN THE MUSIC!

    BRING BACK MEMORIES OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
    YOU KNOW WHEN THE PLAY SOME FILM STRIP AFTER LUNCH TIME RECESS OF WHAT NOT TO DO VS. WHAT TO DO.

    SPEAKING OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL YOUR CAMPAIGN REMINDS OF IT.
    I LIKE THE WAY YOU ARE GOING DOWN SWINGING WILDLY LIKE YOU ARE SOME LITTLE GIRLS FIGHTING. YOU HAVE THE PERFECT FORM: HEAD DOWN LOOKING AT THE GROUND, NO DEFENSE, FLAILING.

    APPRECIATE THE EFFORT THOUGH.
    AT LEAST YOU ARE FIGHTING UNLIKE BULLFROGG WITH THOSE GOD AWFUL OVERSIZED SIGNS PLASTERED AT THE BOTTOM OF LAMP POLES.

  • Tight Lips

    I could care less about what the ad looks like, its about the message behind it.

    Wells raised good points as to why Gray & Bowser are unfit for the job.

  • tony

    @Noodlez,

    I agree with you 100 percent.

  • black wasp

    Muriel Bowser took over $50000 from Jeff Thompson

  • black wasp

    all the council member that running for mayor had there hands in Jeff Thompson pocketat one point

  • watchdog

    look has ao the news last week and this week about Health Care Finance which is the medicaid office? 75 milion over lion billed for services from one provider who weeks at tcouple ofhe next tshouldnt have bee a medie are supposed theyservices in which te money and thhis agency, thcaid provider. What processes are in place now? Where is the check and balance systems. who has oversight of this agency? Which council memeber. Crooks Crooks Pay close attention look at some of the current contracts.ion this agency is in major trouble.

  • John

    Wells is not saying why he should be elected just bad mouthing his opponents. Wells is the bike riding hollier-than-thou environmentalist who is hoping the voters forget his positions and so called accomplishments. Bowser has common sense and looks out for all the voters in DC not just the bike and dog park folks. What Wells is doing is not letting Gray forget documents were shredded so Gray can say he was not guilty of any wrong doing in the last election. That is any wrong doing he can be caught on with paper proof.

  • LOL

    @DPW...hell yeah it is...but if you look at the amount of money she has taken over the years from Jeff Thompson you might faint. She trys to pretend like she is clean cut, but she is just as trashy her stuff has just been very well covered up which makes her even more dangerous

  • stick2yourguns

    if you check bowsers other campaigns and who she accepts money from you would also see why no one in their right mind would vote for her. she would sell our city off to the highest bidder just look at ward 4 having 2 Walmarts with in feet of each other....can you say "paid in full"

  • Son of Washington

    Stick 2 Your Guns

    Again you should get a new day job because facts aren't y our strong suit. Further she didn't push for the location of the stores dumb ass. I just love how folks like you talk so much shit with no facts.

    First the stores were placed in developments and negotiated by the developers and DMPED in Vegas. But you don't know about the annum Vegas trip that the Mayor and his team takes.

    Secondly Ward 7 is slated to get two and so was Ward 5 but the developers of the NY Avenue location had their money fall through. You probably blame the city for the first two being built where they were when in actuality it was about where the developers could get the money and not the city.

    Funny neither was on District owned land you dumb ass.

    It's clear that you hate Bowser but if you are going to continue to talk shit and take stabs at her have some facts.

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