Democratic congressional candidate David Cruz Thayne of Westlake Village today released his introductory online ad , a personal message in which he introduces himself to voters by telling of his family's immigrant background.
He tells how both his parents immigrated from South America, how they divorced after arriving here and how his mother struggled through very hard times. She married an American teacher with six children, creating a household with nine kids. Thayne tells of how he would work with his father doing odd jobs early in the morning before they both would head off to school.
It's a personal testimonial, complete with family photos, and establishes the narrative that Thayne hopes will set him apart from the other candidates in voters' minds: that he, is not someone whose perspective has been changed by serving in elected office, but rather someone who can take to Washington a mainstreet perspective of the needs of working-class voters.