The other day we linked to Metro Councilman and Democratic mayoral candidate David Tandy‘s first television ads. In one of the four spots, Tandy appears to be standing on a construction crane as he says he’ll be fearless in the mayor’s office.

In a recent conversation with Tandy, I asked if he really was on the crane above Louisville, and he said yes, he was. He worked with the crane’s operators and was standing on the edge of the machine’s arm about twelve stories up. The camera was on a nearby building. He added that he couldn’t spend campaign cash on faking the shot.

Tandy is one of eight Democrats seeking the mayor’s office. Three Republicans and at least three independent candidates are also running.