The shot at Ballard on unemployment is not really fair. That's more of a national and state-wide trend a Mayor can't do a lot about. The comment about the murder rate "skyrocketing" is flat out wrong. The crime rate might or might not be up, but the murder rate is staying pretty steady. The problem for Republicans is that the rest of the ad is 100% correct. I've been screaming about this for two years now...that the Mayor is just handing the Democrats political ammunition with the politically tone deaf things he's done in office. The Mayor's political advisers are either just clueless or they don't care if the Mayor is re-elected.