Mike Cox Highlights Plan to Cut Spending, Cut Taxes in New Statewide TV Ad

LANSING, MI— The Mike Cox 2010 campaign today unveiled its latest statewide television commercial, titled “The Mike Cox Plan.”

The advertisement, debuting across Michigan today on broadcast and cable television, highlights Mike Cox’s plan to cut wasteful government spending by $4 billion and to cut taxes on job makers and families by $2 billion.

“The Mike Cox Plan will restore jobs and put Michigan back in business, providing a better future for Michigan families,” the ad says.

Mike Cox is the only candidate willing to discuss real solutions to the real problems facing Michigan—out-of-control spending and taxes—and to lay out $4 billion in tough, specific state government spending cuts and $2 billion in tax cuts he will make as governor.

“Michigan’s economy won’t turn the corner until state government finally tightens its belt the way families across the state have been tightening theirs,” said Cox.  “Cutting wasteful government spending and cutting taxes will be my first priority as governor so entrepreneurs and working families can keep more of their hard earned tax dollars and use them to create jobs and grow the economy.”

As Attorney General, Cox has demonstrated his ability to do more with less.  Cox has made the tough choices, cutting spending across his department, from closing offices to slashing printing budgets.  Cox has also battled to prevent recent pay increases for state employees at a time when many Michigan families are dealing with pay cuts or layoffs.  Additionally, Cox gave back 5 percent of his own pay.

For more information on Mike Cox’s campaign for Governor, to review his 92-point plan or to view the new television commercial, please visit www.mikecox2010.com or call the campaign office today at (734) 525-5035.

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What is Cox’s 5200?

In 2002, Mike Cox won the closest statewide race in Michigan. Out of 3.1 million votes, Cox won by 5,200. Cox’s victory is a testament to the power of the individual.

Be a leader: As one of “Cox’s 5200″, you will be a leader with the Mike Cox 2010 campaign. You will be on the frontlines of communicating the message of the Cox campaign, building the ground organization and most importantly—turning people out to vote on election day!

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Through recruitment and sign-up, 5,200 people will take on the responsibility of being one of Cox’s Team 5200 leaders. Among other responsibilities, leaders will be responsible for getting anywhere from 10 to 100 people to the polls on election day and will be recognized for their hard work in support for the candidate.

5,200 leaders will be the bedrock of the Mike Cox 2010 grassroots program. We need your help to turn Michigan around! Join Cox’s 5200 today!