Dem U.S. Senate candidate Steven Olikara over the weekend released the first TV ad of his campaign.
The Millennial Action Project founder told WisPolitics.com he does not have exact numbers yet on how much the campaign is spending on the ad. He said the ad is running in the Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay markets but could air in other areas leading up to the primary.
The ad, which first aired Saturday and will run through tonight, features Olikara speaking during the Dem debate last month and talking with voters.
“I’m prepared to lose my job to do what’s right because this campaign is not about me, it’s about you,” he says.
Olikara also released a radio ad on WNOV in Milwaukee over the weekend. In the ad, Olikara talks about how playing jazz growing up taught him to listen and help people “find their common humanity.”
“These are traits we need in our leaders, I’m running to change the system and make government work for you,” Olikara says over jazz music.
A spokesman for Olikara’s campaign said he didn’t know exactly how much was spent on the spot, but said it was a three-digit buy.
Olikara is campaigning against Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, the front-runner after Milwaukee Bucks exec Alex Lasry, State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski and Outagamie County Exec Tom Nelson dropped out. The primary winner will face U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh.
See the ad here.