Elections

Ad Watch: Democrat Ben Jealous launches TV ad campaign in run for Maryland governor

Ad Watch: Democrat Ben Jealous launches TV ad campaign in run for Maryland governor

Democrat Ben Jealous released his first TV ad of the general election Sunday — beginning what he said will be an advertising campaign that will keep him on voters’ screens through the November election.

What the ad says: The 60-second ad, called “Ready to Lead,” highlights Jealous’ experience as CEO of the national NAACP and, later, as a venture capitalist with the California-based firm Kapor Capital. It also lays out the Democrat’s progressive platform, which includes universal health care, 29 percent raises for teachers and increased funding for public schools.

It’s a positive spot about Jealous that does not mention or criticize his opponent, Republican...

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