GOP gubernatorial hopeful Ashley Kalus launches first TV ads

Ashley Kalus, the Republican candidate for governor, has purchased roughly $109,000 of airtime in Rhode Island for the first TV ads of the ’22 campaign season.

Separately, she has gone on the attack against R.I.’s political establishment and, by inference, Gov. Dan McKee, for his role in handing out $3,000 “retention bonuses” to state employees and $41 million in proposed city and state subsidies to the private owners of the “Superman” Building.

The TV ad buy — scheduled to run Wednesday through April 26 — was first reported by the local CBS affiliate, WPRI, and confirmed by Kalus’ Ohio-based media buying firm, Medium Buying. It is scheduled to run on “broadcast, cable, radio and regional sports” networks, according to the firm.