September 21, 2020 Press Releases

New Mark Kelly Ad Features Navy Veterans Who Served with Kelly: “He’s Gonna Do What’s Best for Arizona”


Today, the Mark Kelly for Senate campaign released a new TV ad, “Ken and Montie.” The ad features Ken Slota and Montie Greene, U.S. Navy veterans who served aboard the USS Midway with Kelly, and emphasize Mark’s leadership, integrity, and lifetime of service to our country.

“Mark Kelly doesn’t care about the left or the right. He’s gonna do what’s best for Arizona,” says Montie. ”We need guys like him.”

“Service is in Mark’s blood. He served his country as a naval officer, he served his country at NASA, and he’s going into the Senate to serve his country,” Ken says.

In June, Ken and Montie penned an op-ed in the Arizona Republic about their experiences serving alongside Kelly in the U.S. Navy during Operation Desert Storm.

Transcript for “Ken and Montie”:

[Ken Slota]: Mark and I were in the U.S. Navy. We were stationed onboard the USS Midway.

[Montie Green]: We were roommates. And like all the guys there, it was kind of a close knit group.

We bonded, cause you work with each other and you’ve got each other’s back.

[Ken]: The A-6 is side by side seats, so I was in the right seat there operating the weapons system, the radar system, and Mark was the pilot.

Pretty much I had my life in his hands.

[Montie]: We flew together. We planned strikes together.

When the war broke out, one night, the missiles blew up next to him, and he evaded that, moved the airplane like he needed to, went on and did his business and dropped his weapons and came on back.

[Ken]: Mark has that ability to bring a team together and to work towards a common goal.

[Montie]: He served his country with valor, honor, integrity.

[Ken]: Service is in Mark’s blood. He served his country as a naval officer, he served his country at NASA, and he’s going into the Senate to serve his country.

[Montie]: Mark Kelly doesn’t care about the left or the right. He’s gonna do what’s best for Arizona.

We need guys like him.

[Mark Kelly]: I’m Mark Kelly and I approve this message.

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