LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The 2022 election cycle may not have a whole lot of huge, contentious races.
“There’s not a whole lot of consideration. There’s no drama in any of those races in Louisville, Lexington, out within the state,” Tres Watson, a veteran marketing campaign strategist and founding father of Capitol Reins PR, stated concerning the selections voters have in November. “Many of the outcomes are foregone conclusions.”
Watson stated the highest statewide race doesn’t look too aggressive, both, between Rand Paul and Charles Booker for U.S. Senate, however Paul has been ramping up his political advertisements this month.
“I might suspect there’s most likely some concern within the Paul camp that folks take the election as a right and simply don’t present up,” Watson stated. “So I believe he’s promoting particularly to these Republican voters who is likely to be on the fence about voting in any respect.”
And late final month, Paul stated he wished to ramp up the marketing campaign round Labor Day.
“It’s onerous to decide when to begin, you recognize?” he stated following a marketing campaign look in western Kentucky. “Some individuals say we do an excessive amount of campaigning. Folks get bored with all of the advertisements. Labor Day is a kickoff for lots of issues.”
Watson stated that is smart for the incumbent.
“You don’t need to waste cash on TV when people who find themselves going to vote for you possibly can’t see it, and in the course of the summer season, you’re taking your possibilities,” he stated. “As soon as children get again in class, you’re tied right down to a extra inflexible schedule.”
And given Paul’s fundraising benefit — he had $9.2 million in his marketing campaign account in keeping with final quarter’s report whereas Booker had $900,000 — you’re going to see extra advertisements and mailers to be sure to comprehend it’s election time.
“But it surely’s geared particularly at turnout,” Watson stated. “And simply hoping individuals don’t take (Paul’s) win as a right and his voters present up and don’t enable Charles Booker to outwork him and one way or the other shock him within the fall.”
And in slightly greater than a month, we’ll see if there are any surprises on the polls.