The 9th District ad goes after Republican nominee Vernon Parker on education, using video of him telling an audience that "we have to start by getting rid of the Department of Education." Education happens to be one of Democratic nominee Kyrsten Sinema's key issues, and the spot's use of video and Parker's own words calls to mind House Majority PAC's ads against Jesse Kelly in the Arizona 8th District special election to replace Gabrielle Giffords earlier this year. Then, the group's use of old video of Kelly's tea party-themed 2010 speeches prevented Kelly from completing a full overhaul of his image for the special election. The Arizona 1st District spot is running in the Phoenix media market for one week and $320,000, as is the 9th District commercial. The Illinois ad will run in Rockford for two weeks and Peoria for one, for $215,000 total, while SEIU runs the ad for two weeks in the Quad Cities. The Virginia ad will run for a week in Norfolk at $110,000.
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