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Boulton's 2nd ad hits TV

(FILE PHOTO) Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Nate Boulton responds to Kim Reynolds remarks after she’s sworn in as governor during an appearance at the IBEW Local 405 in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)
(FILE PHOTO) Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Nate Boulton responds to Kim Reynolds remarks after she’s sworn in as governor during an appearance at the IBEW Local 405 in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)

DES MOINES — Nate Boulton has a 1-2 punch of campaign ads running on Iowa TVs.

Boulton, a state senator from Des Moines and one of seven Democrats seeking to become the party’s candidate for governor, got his first campaign ad on the air Jan. 16. The Boulton campaign’s second ad begins airing Tuesday.

“Nate Boulton is the new generation of leadership that Iowa needs, and Iowans want,” campaign manager Joseph O’Hern said, noting the endorsement of 23 sitting Democratic legislators. “And thousands of Iowans across the state — from urban to rural Iowa — have committed to support him at their caucuses in February and in the voting booth in June.”

Both ads will run in the Des Moines and Cedar Rapids television markets as part of a six-figure ad buy, the Boulton campaign said.

The latest ad will run through early February, the campaign said, and features testimonials from fellow state legislators who are supporting Boulton’s candidacy.

“It is time for a new generation,” state Sen. Bill Dotzler, D-Waterloo, says in the ad.

Iowa’s primary election is June 6.

The other Democrats vying for the party’s nomination for governor are businessman Fred Hubbell, nurse and labor leader Cathy Glasson, physician and former state party chairwoman Andy McGuire, former Barack Obama and Tom Vilsack aide John Norris, former Iowa City mayor Ross Wilburn and party activist Jon Neiderbach.

Boulton, Hubbell and Glasson are the only three candidates in the Democratic field thus far to air campaign ads on TV.

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