UPDATED: As more political observers (here and here), begin to take note of Democratic state Rep. Bill Faison's political ambitions -- who could possibly challenge to Gov. Bev Perdue -- the Orange County lawmaker is airing another television advertisement.
Faison's 30-second TV spot features him speaking directly into the camera and declaring "we have jobs crisis in our state." Faison then uses the opportunity tout his jobs plan and asks for the public's help to pressure the Republican-controlled legislature to hear it. "We can fix this," he concludes.
The ad aired Sunday morning on WRAZ-50 in Raleigh during the political affairs show N.C. Spin. It appears identical to one he aired on WCNC-TV's "Flashpoint" in November. Faison's aide Jeanne Bonds said the ad will air the next three Sundays during N.C. Spin. The cost of the buy is $3,000.
Faison recently loaned his campaign $500,000. His plans for the money remain unknown. But the ad will surely only increase speculation about Faison's plans.