Let the ad wars continue.
DFL gubernatorial candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher inaugurated the launch of her campaign's first television ad at a reception in Minneapolis Friday, meaning all DFL candidates have now joined the airwaves.
The 30-second bio spot -- one of the three the campaign says they are launching -- touches on many of the prevalent Kelliher profile points, particularly her rural background.
The opening shot features a farm scene complete with barn and tractor, which then transitions to a scrapbook montage of her family and time in the Legislature.
"I learned about tough times when mom and dad almost lost the farm," Kelliher says.
The ad finishes with Keillher speaking in front of a warehouse of workers. "The best chapter starts right now, you can go to my website to learn how we put Minnesota back to work."
Kelliher's taped pre-ad pitch to supporters asks them to make "another contribution to the campaign" to keep the spot on the air. Campaign manager Jaime Tincher would not release details about the size of the buy, except to say broadcast time was purchased today.
Meanwhile, fellow DFLer Matt Entenza released TV ad number five on Friday, criticizing Republican Tom Emmer for being "Sarah Palin's candidate for governor." It's Entenza's first televised attack at Emmer, and largely tries to portray him as a continuation of the Pawlenty administration.