Thursday, December 12, 2013
Former Gov. Angus King will unveil the first television ad of his U.S. Senate campaign on Friday.
King has scheduled a 10 a.m. press conference at his Brunswick headquarters to show the ad.
King, the independent frontrunner in race, has been featured in plenty of commercials over the past several weeks, but not in the most flattering terms. The ads criticized King's record as governor and were paid for by outside groups hoping to boost Republican Charlie Summers.
King's campaign hasn't said much about the ad, except that it will be different from the typical political ads voters have been seeing.
It's unclear what King is spending on airing the ad. He has paid for air time in late October, but this ad will likely air sooner.
Summers unveiled his first general election ad earlier this week.Tweet
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