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Joe Cunningham Releases First Ad of General Election

Calls for end of the “Geriatric Oligarchy”


Today, Joe Cunningham released the first campaign ad of the general election. The ad, called “Geriatric Oligarchy,” criticizes national and state leadership and calls for term limits and age limits on politicians.


In the ad, Cunningham compares politicians to other career fields that have mandatory retirement ages, such as airline pilots, federal law enforcement officers, and South Carolina state judges. “The same people who are running our country and our state are the same people who would ask you to come over and reset their router,” Cunningham said.


Cunningham specifically takes aim at McMaster, who has been in politics for over 40 years. “And where has that gotten us?” Cunningham asks. “We are near the bottom in schools and teacher pay, we are dead last in roads, and crime is the highest it’s ever been.”


Cunningham said, “The folks who are making a career out of politics are making a mess of our country. That’s why it’s time to put term limits and age limits on politicians, to bring new blood and new ideas to the table.”


In the ad, Cunningham shares his policy proposals, including legalizing marijuana and sports betting, investing in clean energy jobs, and moving towards eliminating the state income tax. Cunningham also calls for bipartisanship and civility. “We have to stop seeing each other as enemies and start seeing each other as people again,” he said. “Our campaign is not about Democrat versus Republican or about left versus right. It’s about the past versus the future. It’s about new ideas versus no ideas.”