© 2021 WOSU Public Media
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Mayor Colman's campaign criticizes Todd's new ad

The ad includes sounds of rape and gunshots. Antoinette Wilson, director of Mayor Michael Coleman's campaign said the ad is an attack on the victims of rape and murder.

"Clearly this ad is a demonstration that he is willing to do or say anything in order to basically gain votes for his campaign," she said.

The ad cites FBI statistics showing Columbus among the worse of America's biggest cities in terms of rape and murder rates.

In a written statement Todd asked why Coleman would criticized the sound effects in the ad but not explain the FBI statistics.

Wilson says the campaign would welcome a conversation about Coleman's stance on crime.

"Mayor Coleman has a accomplished record in showing that his comprehensive approach has been successful and that overall crime per capita has been down since 2000 here in Columbus," she said.

Todd's campaign also calls for more dialogue on crime in Columbus.