Independent Maine Senate candidate Angus King released his first television ad of the race Friday, touting his independence and record as governor.
"It's hard to find a leader in this country who thinks independently and gets things done," says the ad's announcer. "We have a leader like that in Maine. As governor, he lowered taxes, fixed roads and schools, protected open spaces and got the highest bond rating ever."
While the announcer speaks, the camera zooms in from space, focusing in on Maine and finally arriving at King, standing in front of a house. "Hi, if you're looking for someone who can get things done and shake up Washington, you've come to the right place," King says.
A release from King's campaign notes that the ad will run statewide for two weeks and that it uses Google Earth technology. "We are committed to breathing some fresh air and positive politics into this race," said King campaign manager Kay Rand.
Polls show the former governor with a significant lead in the three-way race.