Political analyst calls ad buy for local senate race ‘unprecedented’

Posted at 6:46 PM, Oct 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-22 18:57:04-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- CBS 6 political analyst Dr. Bob Holsworth calls a new television advertisement from an outside group spending $700,000 in Virginia's 10th Senate District "unprecedented."

Everytown, the group behind the massive ad buy, is backed by gun control advocates and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The advertisement, which started airing in the Richmond television market Thursday, features Andy Parker, whose daughter was gunned down on live television.


Andy Parker in new TV ad.

"Politician condolences are not enough," Parker says in the spot.

The ad continues on to blast Glen Sturtevant, the Republican candidate for office. At one point, a graphic appears on-screen reading "Glen Sturtevant will make Virginia less safe."