Governor Chris Christie released the first ad of his fledgling presidential campaign today. The thirty second spot is aimed at New Hampshire primary voters and will air on Boston, MA and Manchester, NH television and cable outlets, according to a report on NJ.com. Christie’s campaign will spend $500,000 to distribute the ad over the next four weeks, according to the report.
Cervantes appears 5 seconds into the ad and is the first face featured after Christie’s. He had no idea he was in the ad when contacted by MoreMonmouthMusings.
“I endorsed Christie for his reelection as governor,” Cervantes said, “I did a commercial for him and was part of his Hispanic outreach, but I have not heard from his presidential campaign. Should I sue them?” he asked jokingly.
Cervantes said he has not made a decision on who to support for president in 2016. “I was just talking to my daughter about this. I know the candidates are Bush, Hillary, Trump and some others, but I really haven’t focused on it yet.”
After viewing the commercial, Cervantes said he liked it. “It’s catchy and he sounds convincing, but you never know. I like that my picture appears with the word ‘Leadership,’ though I don’t know that I represent that. I feel funny because it is political. I always say I am not into politics yet somehow I always get caught up in that tornado.”
Cervantes embraced the political tornado last week when he declared July 5th to be “Cinco de Donald, a MexiCan Celebration” at his two Mexican restaurants in response to Donald Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants.
A call for comment to the Christie for President campaign was answered by voice mail. The campaign has yet to respond to an email about the commercial and Cervantes’ appearance in it.