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N.J.'s Christie Poised to Launch First T.V. Ad


In this Jan. 4, 2013 photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie smiles as he answers a question during an interview in his office at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will launch the first television ad of his reelection campaign on Wednesday, initially backed by nearly $1.5 million, according to a Republican source tracking ad buys.

The ad is a 60-second spot; the initial buy runs from Wednesday through May 12. The ad will air on broadcast and cable in the New York City and Philadelphia media markets.

Christie is a heavy favorite in his matchup with Democratic state Sen. Barbara Buono. A Quinnipiac University poll conducted earlier this month showed Christie leading Buono by 32 points. first reported Christie would be going on the air this week.

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