Mayoral ad blitz hits city’s airwaves

Democratic Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr.’s ads have tried to get across at least three points:

Melton lied about his residency;

Melton is a Republican disguised as a Democrat;

Johnson’s work to add nearly 200 police officers to the force over the past eight years.

Democratic challenger Frank Melton’s ads have tried to get this across:

Melton’s community activism and “I think you know me and I think you know I’ll get results” attitude;

The city’s lack of leadership, especially within the police department;

His commitment to rebuild the inner city.

Clarion Ledger
4/17/5