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Advocates for Proposition S, the $2.1 billion facilities bond for repairing and updating San Diego Unified schools on the November ballot, are now airing a television ad. It features custodian Pete Johnson and its message is pretty straightforward: Schools need fixing and Proposition S would give the school district money to fix them without raising current taxes:

On a purely theatrical level, I really love that the teens all come together at the end to say “All right, Pete!” and do a fist pump in the hallway. If you have spent any time around teenagers in the past decade, you can imagine the amount of arm-twisting that probably took, even if they really do like Pete.

I haven’t seen or heard of any opposition ads to Proposition S, likely because its opponents had not raised any money between July and September.

EMILY ALPERT

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