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Staples Hits Familiar Notes In First Campaign Ad

Updated: Wednesday, October 9 2013, 11:52 AM CDT

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples hit familiar notes in his first television ad of the 2014 campaign season.

His campaign, Texans for Todd Staples, began airing the spot today.

The 30-second video eschews personal attacks against any of the three other men vying for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor.

Instead, it paints Staples as a reliable bulwark against Democratic efforts to take their statewide efforts off life support.

A narrator quickly hits upon issues that add contours to the conservative image Staples will need to sell to voters to win in a primary that will likely feature a high concentration of grassroots, tea party voters.

Underneath images of Staples interacting with soldiers, working on a ranch, patrolling the border, and firing a pistol at a gun range, the narrator proclaims -- among other red state meat and potatoes -- that Staples "earned an A-rating from the NRA."

Staples is in a four-way race against sitting Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, and State Sen. Dan Patrick.

You can watch his new ad online by clicking this link.

Staples Hits Familiar Notes In First Campaign Ad

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