Jim Barksdale clings to outsider message – and his cap – in first Senate TV ad

Now the Atlanta investment manager is devoting a chunk of the more than $1 million he's pumped into his campaign to baldly introduce himself to a wider audience.

The above ad is headed to TV screens across the state - the campaign appears to have bought ad time in every significant Georgia market - as Barksdale tries to put a lid on two other little-known Democratic competitors in the May 24 contest.

The political newcomer embraces Bernie Sanders-like rhetoric about the hair-raising scourge of Wall Street. And he capped his message with a flourish of a touring cap that, in his words, validates his outsider status.

Much like David Perdue sported his jean jacket during his 2014 campaign, we have another Senate candidate looking to make a bold fashion statement.

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Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.