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April 18, 2015

Long Island Republican Airs First TV Ad

Long Island Republican Airs First TV Ad

Zeldin launched his first TV ad Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

New York state Sen. Lee Zeldin launched his first TV ad of the 2014 campaign on Wednesday, a positive spot that highlights his legislative and military careers.

Zeldin, a top Republican recruit, is running in a competitive June 24 primary to take on Democratic Rep. Timothy H. Bishop in the Long Island-based 1st District. A Zeldin campaign source characterized the airtime purchase as “a substantial six-figure buy” on Fox News.

The spot highlights his family and career, and a female narrator promises that he will fight to “repeal and replace Obamacare.”


Zeldin, who promised earlier this year that a TV campaign would be in the cards, faces self-funding attorney George Demos in the primary.

The general-election race is rated Leans Democratic by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

  • Handis O’Hara

    Civilization begins when we can use more knowledge than we know personally and it advances as we can do more without thinking about it.

    • terjeanderson

      And civilization ends when we are taken over by spamming-spewing sock puppets posting meaningless right wing bromides on stories that are totally unrelated to their bon mots of pseudo-libertarian “wisdom”.

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