Rocky Mount small-business owners featured in Biden ads

Posted September 23, 2020 8:18 a.m. EDT
Updated September 23, 2020 4:16 p.m. EDT

— Two new television ads promoting Democrat Joe Biden for president will feature Rocky Mount entrepreneurs.

Biden's campaign is rolling out four ads focusing on key battleground states: two in North Carolina and one each in Pennsylvania and Arizona.

One North Carolina ad will feature "Kimberly," who founded The Bath Place, a soap production and retail company in Rocky Mount, but shifted her operations to make hand sanitizer during the coronavirus pandemic. In the ad, she will "expresses frustration with [President Donald] Trump prioritizing big corporations," while she struggles to pay her bills and feed her family, according to a press release.

The other ad features Celeste Beatty, who operates a microbrewery in Rocky Mount and shares the impact pandemic has had on her business "because of the current administration's unclear policies." She also will also speak to Biden's experience "as a unifier and a listener," the campaign said.

Biden's campaign is advertising in nine other states as well: Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio and Wisconsin.

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