February 23, 2022 Press Releases

Mark Kelly Releases First Television Ad of Re-Election: “Paycheck to Paycheck”


Mark Kelly for Senate Also Releases New Digital Ad: “Working Hard”

Today, Mark Kelly for Senate released “Paycheck to Paycheck,” the first TV ad of Senator Kelly’s re-election campaign that will air in Phoenix and Tucson, and “Working Hard” a new digital ad that will run statewide in English and in Spanish. In “Paycheck to Paycheck,” Kelly shares his experience growing up in a family that struggled at times, and how that has informed his work for Arizonans to lower costs and get the state’s economy back on track.

Watch “Paycheck to Paycheck” Here:

Watch “Working Hard” Here:

 

“We didn’t have much but my parents taught us how to work hard, and that served me my entire life from the Merchant Marine Academy, to flying in combat in the Navy, and commanding the space shuttle,” Senator Kelly says in “Paycheck to Paycheck.” “I know Arizona families are working hard to get by right now. And that’s why I won’t give up on getting our economy back on track and lowering everyday costs. Because too many politicians in Washington have no idea what it’s like to wait for that next paycheck.”

 

Lowering costs for hardworking Arizona families is a top priority for Senator Kelly. Kelly has led a bipartisan agreement to fund the CHIPS Act, which will bring microchip manufacturing back to the US to create jobs and lower costs. He’s led on negotiating a deal to lower prescription drug costs for Arizonans and cap the price of insulin. Kelly has also introduced a bill to cut burdensome regulations and boost our trucking workforce, and called on the Biden administration to lower gas prices and address anti-competitive practices in the meatpacking industry. And just this past month, Senator Kelly introduced a bill that would temporarily suspend the federal gas tax.

Below is the transcript for “Paycheck to Paycheck”

[Mark] If you didn’t grow up in a house where money was tight and the bills piled up, it’s hard to understand what Arizona families are going through right now.

I remember my mom sitting at our kitchen table…all these papers scattered around. And she was having to make decisions about what bill to pay.

We were always making choices about what we could do, what we could purchase, what bills could be paid.

And that’s when you come to this realization that your family is living paycheck to paycheck.

So I started working as soon as I could – first delivering newspapers, and then cleaning floors at the local Dairy Queen.

So yeah, we didn’t have much but my parents taught us how to work hard and that’s served me my entire life from the Merchant Marine Academy, to flying in combat in the Navy, and commanding the space shuttle.

I know Arizona families are working hard to get by right now. And that’s why I won’t give up on getting our economy back on track and lowering everyday costs.

Because too many politicians in Washington have no idea what it’s like to wait for that next paycheck.

I’m Mark Kelly and I approve this message.

Click HERE to view “Paycheck to Paycheck” on Youtube.

 

Below is the transcript for “Working Hard”

[Mark] In the Navy, I learned how hard a day’s work can be.

And these days… it’s getting harder for working Arizonans.  

So I’m going to work until this economy works for them.

And I’ll never forget who I serve.

Click HERE to view “Working Hard” on Youtube in English and HERE to view it in Spanish.