Republican Frank LaRose is airing the first television spot in Ohio’s secretary of state race.
The 30-second spot, "Battlefield to Ballot Box," aims to introduce voters to LaRose, a two-term state senator from Hudson who faces Democratic state Rep. Kathleen Clyde in the Nov. 6 election.
Both candidates are seeking statewide office for the first time, making it critical for them to get their names in front of voters.
LaRose’s commercial highlights his military service with footage of him in uniform while on active duty. LaRose, 39, served 10 years with the 101st Airborne and as a Green Beret in the U.S. Special Forces, earning a Bronze Star. Later in the ad, there is more recent footage of LaRose with his wife and children and images of him talking with constituents.
A male announcer tells viewers: "As an Army Green Beret, LaRose earned a Bronze Star fighting overseas, protecting our freedoms and ensuring fair elections. Here at home, LaRose will do the same."
The commercial was unveiled last week online and went up on cable networks on Monday. His campaign says it will appear on broadcast stations in the coming days.