Governor Greg Abbott has released a campaign ad featuring survivors of the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
According to the Texas Tribune, the two minute television spot features Julie and Kris Workman, a mother and son who survived the shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs. The advertisement tells the story of Kris, who was paralyzed during the shooting and visited by Abbott in the hospital. Abbott was paralyzed following a tree accident in 1984.
"When I saw the governor in the wheelchair and I saw my son in that bed, I knew that my son’s future could be anything that he wanted it to be," Julie Workman says in the ad. "Here, the governor is in the wheelchair — and he’s our governor."
The campaign is expected to air the ad in “every” Texas media market as part of the $800,000 initial ad buy planned by the campaign. Abbott's campaign is expected to spend about $16 million on television spots in the fall.
Abbott is running against Democrat Lupe Valdez and Libertarian Mark Tippetts in the November election.