Updated at 6:03 a.m. on 3/13
Former Arizona Democratic Party chairman Don Bivens released his first television advertisement of the Senate race, a 30-second spot in which he ties Republican Rep. Jeff Flake to conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh and his controversial remarks about a Georgetown University law student.
While numerous Democratic Senate candidates have slammed Limbaugh for his remarks and raised money off the incident, Bivens is the first to use it in a television ad.
"In the GOP war on women, whose side is Jeff Flake on? He opposes a woman's right to choose," says the ad's announcer. "And opposes access to insurance for birth control. He even voted against the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act."
The ad is running statewide. But a source tracking the buy said that it is for just $7,000 on cable through March 19th.
"Arizona can't afford Congressman Jeff Flake's radical social agenda in the US Senate," Bivens said in a release.
The former state party chair is running against former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona in a Democratic primary. Flake faces a primary as well, with businessman Wil Cardon.