DFL Congressman Tim Walz's first TV ad is on the local airwaves and it has him sporting a coaches whistle and clipboard once again.
Before winning election to congress in 2006, Walz coached football at Mankato West Senior High School. This 30-second spot has Walz back in the coaching role as a team of football players work out on the field. It opens with Walz saying, " Coaching high school football means working together toward a common goal. That's something you don't see enough of in Washington."
He touts the passage of his bill that outlaws insider trading known as the "STOCK Act." He also promises to "tackle the debt while protecting social security and Medicare."
His opponent, Republican Allen Quist, ran a TV ad featuring his granddaughter crawling up a set of stairs that becomes a red line showing the soaring national debt. He has not put on an ad yet for the general election.
Walz and Quist will face-off in their first one-on-one debate tomorrow from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Somerby Golf Club in Byron.