Independence Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner released a new television ad Friday that continues to hammer home the idea that he is a common sense leader.

The ad builds on what has become his campaign theme. In Horner's view, Republican Tom Emmer is too far right and DFLer Mark Dayton is too far left.

"Our new ad highlights the fact that it will take an independent-thinking governor to break through the legislative gridlock," campaign manager Stephen Imholte said in a statement. "Tom Horner is the only one who can accomplish that."

The ad (below) will run through mid-September.

Here's the script below:

Narrator (Tom Horner):
The Republican candidate for governor only looks too far to the right, so he only sees part of the picture. (Red, viewer's right side of the screen comes into focus.)
And the Democratic candidate is only looking too far left. (Blue side, viewer's left, comes into focus.)
Most of us would agree that we need a governor who sees the whole picture. (Whole picture is filled in, red, blue shading fades out.)
(Cut to Tom speaking directly to the camera.)
I'm Tom Horner. I'll use common-sense solutions to get Minnesota back to work.
(Segue to text.)
Tom Horner. Putting common sense solutions before political agendas.
(Segue to logo.)