Your Washington Desk:
Perdue Begins Adult Conversation with Voters in New Campaign Video
Wants to “change the childish behavior in Washington”
Former Dollar General CEO and Republican candidate for United States Senate David Perdue today released a five-minute campaign video that is sure to draw attention. The video called “Outsider” is being heavily promoted with a significant online advertising buy.
“Outsider” recounts Perdue’s remarkable journey from picking watermelons in Middle Georgia to turning around large companies like the Reebok athletic brand and Dollar General stores as a CEO. In the video, Perdue also makes his case for sending an outsider with real business experience to Washington instead of the whining career politicians he is running against.
Renowned Republican ad man Fred Davis produced the video, which features four crying babies with the names Jack, Karen, Paul, and Phil displayed on their clothes. Perdue asks voters to help him “change the childish behavior in Washington.”
Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, David’s cousin, also makes an appearance as does the candidate’s wife, Bonnie. Governor Perdue worked side-by-side with David on the farm when they were growing up. Bonnie and David met in the first grade at Lindsey Elementary School in Warner Robins and have been married for 42 years.