Republican candidate for governor Bill Bryant released a television advertisement on Wednesday, marking his first big ad buy of the gubernatorial campaign.
The ad will run on network and cable television in “all major Washington markets,” according to a news release from Bryant’s campaign.
It focuses on Bryant’s perspective as a Republican businessman and Port of Seattle commissioner and features him hiking through a scenic state landscape.
The full video is here:
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Bryant’s ad is one of many released in Washington ahead of the state’s Aug. 2 primary. Incumbent Gov. Jay Inslee has one in his favor, an online-only ad made by Washington Democrats from late June that attacks Bryant for not saying whether he supports presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Other local politicians are taking their pitches to the airwaves, too. A number of ads have debuted for statewide offices lately, including superintendent of public instruction, commissioner of public lands and more. Many appear to be online only.
Here are some:
Chris Reykdal, OSPI
Reykdal, a state representative from Tumwater, is aiming to be the state schools chief.
Kim Wyman, secretary of state, Republican
Wyman is an incumbent is running for her second term as Washington’s secretary of state.
Tina Podlodowski, secretary of state, Democrat
Podlodowski is Wyman’s challenger and a former Seattle city councilwoman.
Steve Hobbs, lieutenant governor, Democrat
Hobbs, a state senator from Lake Stevens, is one of 11 people running for lieutenant governor, and this ad reflects on his military experience and more.
Phillip Yin, lieutenant governor, Republican
Yin is also running for lieutenant governor and introduces himself to voters in this two-minute video.
Hilary Franz, commissioner of public lands, Democrat
Environmental attorney and former Bainbridge councilwoman, Franz is taking on a large field for commissioner of public lands.
Dave Upthegrove, commissioner of public lands, Democrat
Upthegrove is also aiming to be the chief of the state’s Department of Natural Resources. He was a lawmaker for many years before becoming a King County councilman.
Jay Inslee, governor, Democrat
Inslee is seeking a second term.