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Lamar Alexander to launch new campaign ad

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is launching a new 60-second television ad on Monday that features testimonials from a series of Tennesseans about his accomplishments as governor and in Washington.

The ad will be the third to run statewide for Alexander, who is seeking a third term this year. His previous ads featured Sen. Rand Paul, a Tea Party favorite from neighboring Kentucky, and stressed his opposition to President Obama's health care law.

Campaign adviser Tom Ingram said the new ad will serve to remind constituents about the senator's record in bringing the auto industry to Tennessee and of his support for hunting and fishing in the state. Ingram declined to say how much the campaign is spending on the ad.

Primary opponent Joe Carr has criticized Alexander's conservative credentials.

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