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McCaskill Running Radio Ad Separating Herself From "Crazy Democrats"

Mike Espy's first TV ad says he wants to show "how far we've come" in Mississippi.

Oct. 24, 2018, 11:20 a.m.

CA SEN: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) started airing a TV ad that highlights endorsements from newspapers and her work to gun safety, the environment, and health care. (release)

FL SEN: Gov. Rick Scott (R) released a TV and digital ad saying he supports “forcing insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions” because his family “grew up in public housing, rarely saw a doctor” and “would drive 200 miles to a charity hospital to get … treatment.” Scott: “For Senator Nelson, it’s just another political issue. But for me, it’s personal.” (release)

IN SEN: The NRSC released an ad Wednesday saying Sen. Joe Donnelly (D) “stood with the radical left in Washington” against “efforts to secure” airports and other entry points, “putting them ahead of Hoosiers.” It includes footage from the January 2017 protests against Trump’s orders restricting immigration. (release)

Senate Leadership Fund also launched a $2.2 million broadcast, cable, radio, and digital ad buy calling Donnelly a “hypocritical, dishonest politician” for making money off of his family’s business that “outsourced jobs to Mexico” and “imported from China.” (release)

MN SEN: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) is out with an ad where she promises to lower pharmaceutical costs. (Advertising Analytics)

MS SEN: Former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy (D) released his first TV ad Tuesday, “the first of multiple ads the campaign will be running statewide over the next two weeks.” Espy in the spot, direct to camera, Mississippi "is too often defamed, dismissed, and disrespected," which hurts “our communities and our economy.” Espy: "We're better than that. And I know. I owe Mississippi more than I can say. … It's time to show the nation just how far we've come." (release)

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) also released a TV ad on Wednesday comparing a Brookhaven cattle auction that her family owns, which she used to work at "before I was appointed to the United States Senate by Gov. [Phil] Bryant,” to Washington. In both, "You've gotta be strong, stand your ground and you can't be afraid to put your boots on and clean up the mess. With your vote on Nov. 6, I'll keep working with President Trump, always standing strong for Mississippi to get the job done." (release)

MO SEN: Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) “has been on air in mid-Missouri for roughly the past week” with a radio ad “attempting to differentiate McCaskill from unnamed ‘crazy Democrats.’ The ad features two middle-aged men discussing the Senate race between McCaskill and state Attorney General Josh Hawley (R) whom the narrators describe as ‘a man in a hurry.’” (CNN)

MT SEN: An ad from Restoration PAC shows an actor playing Sen. Jon Tester (D) as he tries to use makeup to “cover up” his past actions, like voting against tax law overhaul and Justice Brett Kavanaugh. (Advertising Analytics) It is similar to an ad the group ran earlier this month.

NM SEN: Sen. Martin Heinrich (D) started airing a TV ad Wednesday that says he is “moving us ahead by leaving the chaos in Washington behind” helping “create thousands of clean energy jobs … protect our public lands and diversify missions at our labs and bases to create good-paying jobs.” (release)

ND SEN: Sen. Heidi Heitkamp released an ad featuring Colfax farmer Blaine Kummer, who says he is voting for her because Rep. Kevin Cramer (R) “voted against protections people” with pre-existing conditions like his son as well as “supports the trade war.” (release)

OH SEN: Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) released a TV ad Wednesday saying Rep. Jim Renacci (R) has “flown more than fifty times to campaign events on the plane of a strip club owner and failed to properly report his travel,” including “to meet with religious leaders.” (release)

TN SEN: Former Gov. Phil Bredesen (D) released TV and digital ads in which he calls for combining President Trump’s reputation as a “negotiator” and his own “experience in business and in fixing TennCare” in order to “demand” pharmaceutical companies lower the cost of “common drugs” to prices enjoyed in Europe. (release)

WI SEN: Wisconsin Next PAC, which is supporting state Sen. Leah Vukmir (R), is up with a $500,000 buy and an ad tying Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D) to protests in Washington and 2011 opposition to Act 10 before concluding: “It’s time to defeat them again.”(WisPolitics)

WV SEN: Senate Majority PAC is running an ad that claims state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R) made money from lobbying drug companies while West Virginians were suffering from the opioid crisis. (Advertising Analytics)

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