Myers Mermel of Manchester has launched his television campaign in his bid for the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, saying he is “the true conservative candidate in the race” between him, former U.S. Attorney Christina Nolan and retired U.S. Army officer Gerald Malloy.
The television ad (viewable here) portrays Mermel’s view of Christina Nolan’s record: opioid drug deaths doubling, crime rising to a 10-year high, and her settlement failure with Purdue Pharma. “Christina Nolan’s record makes her equal to woke prosecutor Sarah George and her concept of ‘Restorative Justice’,” a campaign statement says.
“Everybody knows Christina was tough on crime during her time as U.S. Attorney. Any attempt to compare her to Sarah George is laughable. This is just a desperate attempt by an irrelevant campaign to try and gain traction before the primary,” said Jake Monssen, Campaign Manager for Christina Nolan.
Mermel said he is focused on the top issues for Vermonters. “I’m a businessman with a plan to end inflation, get gas back under $2, bring prescription drug prices down, and make food affordable again,” says Mermel in the 30-second advertisement.
With only 13% of Americans rating the economy as “excellent/good” and three-quarters concerned by rising prices (source), Mermel cited a plan to tackle inflation and fix the economy. Detailed on his website, Mermel would cut wasteful federal spending, lower taxes, and fire Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen for bowing to the Administration’s pressure and ignoring inflation.
Also contained in the campaign advertisement, set to run through Election Day on August 9, Mermel outlines his support for police and a no compromise promise on defending the 2nd amendment. Positions confirmed by Governor Mike Huckabee in his endorsement of Mermel, “Myers is a strong defender of the Second Amendment for all Vermonters. I know this from the times we have hunted ducks together. Myers is also a strong supporter of law enforcement and will ensure resources are available for them to hire more officers and continue to keep Vermonters safe in the face of rising crime and the removal of resources from the police.”
This media buy is the start of a full speed sprint towards Election Day for the campaign. With around three weeks left, the campaign will be continuing to run digital advertising, increasing their presence on television, and starting a media blitz.
Mermel “is a husband, father, and a Methodist,” the campaign statement said. He received a B.A. from the University of Vermont and holds a masters in American History from Columbia University and a masters in theology from Yale University. Mermel has a 35 year career in Real Estate Finance in New York City, overseeing the relocation of over 300,000 high-paying jobs.
Prior to his career in finance, he was a White House intern under George H.W. Bush while attending UVM. Myers Mermel served as a National Finance Chair for Mike Huckabee’s 2008 Presidential run and was on the ground with him through Iowa and South Carolina. He was also New York State Grass Roots Chair for John McCain. – Republished with minor edits from Myers Mermel campaign statement.
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