Mayoral candidate and state Rep. Lisa Howze premiered a Super Bowl campaign ad just before the second half of the Sunday night’s game, showing she can raise money with the big dogs – Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon and former Detroit Medical Center CEO Mike Duggan.
Once considered a longshot, Howze has burst onto the scene as a serious contender and a fresh face.
The commercial shows scenes from Detroit and Howze talking about a brighter future.
“Our spirit has been tested, but not defeated,” the first-term state rep said in the ad. “You deserve better, and it will get better.”
At the end, Howze proclaimed: “In 2013, say no to the status quo.”
Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.