As part of a six-figure ad campaign against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a liberal nonprofit, One Jersey, released an ad spot Tuesday morning that contrasts what the group calls "TV Chris Christie" with the governor's state record.
Using images from Christie's appearances on The Late Show with Dave Letterman and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the ad targets New Jersey's nine percent unemployment rate, and the Republican governor's decision veto a minimum wage hike and cut funding for Planned Parenthood.
"TV Christie is funny, but there is nothing funny about what Republican governor Chris Christie is doing to our families," reads the ad, which is set to run this month in Philadelphia and New York City media markets.
Joshua Henne, spokesman for One New Jersey, said in a statement that the governor has "perfected the art of celebrity through late-night TV and manufactured YouTube moments," but has "far from perfected the actual job of standing up for New Jersey's working families and values."
The 30-second spot, called "Funny," will reach the entire state of New Jersey starting this week, ahead of the governor's reelection campaign this fall, and a possible bid for the presidency in 2016.
One Jersey, a progressive 501(c)4 group, has released two other television ads this year.
Ruby Cramer is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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