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Sen. Sherrod Brown's latest spot is narrated by Butch Lewis's widow.

Oct. 18, 2018, 11 a.m.

FL SEN: Sen. Bill Nelson (D) started running a TV ad Wednesday saying Gov. Rick Scott (R) became wealthy by "ripping off Medicare" as a health care executive and as governor when he made "$550 million on one transaction hidden from the voters." The announcer: "Everywhere he’s gone, Rick Scott has stuffed his own pockets. Rick Scott, you just can’t trust him." (release)

IN SEN: Sen. Joe Donnelly (D) released a TV ad Thursday that feature him brandishing an axe to chop logs while he talks about how he "split with my own party to support funding for Trump’s border wall" while "the liberal left wants to chop defense spending." Donnelly adds that state Rep. Mike Braun (R) "ships jobs to China. We’ve got to cut that out." One version of the ad notes he "voted to extend the Bush tax cuts" while another edition says he's "always been pro-life and pro-gun." Donnelly: "For the most part, I’m an easy-going guy. But not when Mike Braun keeps lying about my record." (release)

MT SEN: The state Democratic Party released a digital ad featuring footage of puppies to urge Montanans to vote. The announcer: “Look at these adorable puppies. Now focus. Because on November 6th, Montana has a huge decision to make.” (release)

NV SEN: Rep. Jacky Rosen's (D) on Wednesday launched an ad, backed by her ongoing eight-figure buy, that dismisses Senate Leadership Fund's attacks on her immigration and border security record, calling it "another spineless lie" and adding Sen. Dean Heller (R) "voted against bipartisan immigration reform." The announcer: “Jacky Rosen is working across party lines to secure our borders and fix our immigration system. Dean Heller is trying to win by dividing us.” (Nevada Independent)

NJ SEN: Sen. Bob Menendez (D) released a TV ad Wednesday saying former pharmaceutical executive Bob Hugin (R) “is lying about Bob Menendez,” citing current Fox News host Howard Kurtz’s explanation that “the FBI has found no evidence in this case” against the senator. The announcer: “Hugin was willing to do anything to get rich, including misleading cancer patients. Now he’s willing to do anything to get elected, including lying.” (release)

NM SEN: Sen. Martin Heinrich (D) started airing a TV ad Thursday featuring praise for his “fighting for our labs and bases,” which “are a key driver for our state's economy.” The announcers go on to say he is “fighting to strengthen our labs by diversifying their missions,” which protect civilian and military jobs. (release)

ND SEN: Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) is up with a TV ad that uses audio clips of Rep. Kevin Cramer (R) to claim the congressman doesn’t support coverage of pre-existing conditions and that he’s dismissive of concerns surrounding sexual assault and detaining children at the U.S.-Mexico border. (release)

OH SEN: Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) released a 60-second ad narrated by the widow of Butch Lewis, the namesake of Brown’s legislation aimed at shoring up pensions. Rita Lewis: “Sherrod Brown knew something had to be done, and led the fight so tens of thousands of Ohioans get what they’re owed. Senator Brown is very different. He’s a man of true grit. He’s authentic. When he looks at you, he cares. He doesn’t forget you.” (release)

WV SEN: “University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban, West Virginia University basketball coach Bob Huggins and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame player Jerry West” appeared “in an advertisement released Wednesday supporting” Sen. Joe Manchin (D). (WVMetroNews)

WI SEN: The state Democratic Party is running a mailer claiming state Sen. Leah Vukmir (R) opposes Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s (D) “Buy American” legislation. “The Democratic Party mailer features a photo of Baldwin wearing a hardhat while talking to a factory worker." (PolitiFact)

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