The start of the 2018 legislative session saw a bit of a lull in the governor’s race, as fundraising takes a required pause and candidates gather themselves for the May 22nd primary.  In the past week though we’ve seen the first wave of advertising from some of the top GOP contenders, and unsurprisingly those ad buys have come from the candidates not currently in office.

Clay Tippins, the political newcomer who has made that fact the centerpiece of his campaign, was the first to strike with a $250,000 purchase in the Albany, Columbus and Macon media markets during the Super Bowl.  Tippins has a lot of work to do to get his face out in front of voters with very little name recognition compared to his rivals with long histories in public office.   

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