Schumer release 1st campaign ad

NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is promoting his modest roots and a college tax credit in the first ad of his re-election campaign.

The two-term Democrat is running against Republican Jay Townsend, a political consultant.

Schumer, who is heavily favored, does not mention the race in his ad. Instead, he introduces himself as the son of an exterminator and a housewife who had struggled to send him to college. Schumer promotes a $2,500 federal tax credit included in the stimulus bill that the ad calls a “Schumer Tax Cut.”

The Schumer campaign said the ad is playing in markets including New York City. A political ad buyer, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the ad also is showing in Albany. The initial buy is for more than $500,000 for one week, according to the buyer.

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