Gramm Joins Alexander and Forbes on N.H. Airwaves
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) _ Television commercials highlighting the humble origins of Sen. Phil Gramm, R-Texas, take to the airwaves in New Hampshire starting today in an appeal to voters in the nation’s first primary state.
The 60-second message depicts his growing up without a father, his becoming an economics professor and eventually a conservative U.S. senator.
``I remember the day my father was buried. I remember the day my mother got us around the kitchen table and said our lives would have to change. We would have to live on less,″ Gramm says on the commercial.
The advertisement is an all-out effort to boost support in the state’s Republican presidential primary in February. It joins advertisements of former Tennessee Gov. Lamar Alexander and multimillionaire publisher Steve Forbes. California Gov. Pete Wilson ran ads until he dropped out of the race Friday.
Gramm, lagging in opinion polls, will advertise through the primary, except for breaks around the holidays, aides said.