Davis TV ad features his daughter; Callis disputes message
TAYLORVILLE — Congressman Rodney Davis' reelection campaign Wednesday began running its second commercial of the general election campaign, a spot featuring his 17-year-old daughter Toryn.
In the 30-second commercial, which is scheduled to run through Sept. 9, Toryn Davis talks about college costs and her father's work to make college affordable.
The Davis campaign made a $5,565 purchase for 27 spots on WCIA-TV, buying time on news shows and on "Rachael Ray," "The Price is Right," "The Young and the Restless," "Let's Make a Deal," "Ellen DeGeneres" and "Inside Edition."
A spokesman for Davis' opponent, Democrat Ann Callis, claimed that the first-term Republican "has voted against students in our district time and time again." Spokesman David Miyashiro said Davis voted to cut funding for Pell Grants by supporting Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan.
Another Davis commercial, which portrays him coaching the youth football team his sons play on, is running simultaneously. At WCIA that purchase amounted to $8,565 and includes 33 placements, mostly on news shows, "The Price is Right," "Inside Edition" and "David Letterman."
At WAND, one purchase amounted to $5,754 and the other was for $3,973. Davis bought time on news programs, "Jeopardy," "Wheel of Fortune," "The Tonight Show" and "NFL Sunday Night Football."