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Tom Emmer’s first ad: Washington is a tax-and-spend mess

The ad is a pretty basic 30-second version of the general Republican pitch.

Former state Rep. and Republican gubernatorial nominee Tom Emmer, a candidate (and generally considered the frontrunner) in the race to succeed Michele Bachmann in Congress from Minnesota’s 6th District, is out with his first TV ad of the campaign.

Pretty basic. It begins “Washington is a mess,” endorses free enterprise, and takes a little slap at Obamacare’s website issues. Here it is: