The Democratic nominee for governor Terry McAuliffe released a new ad this week highlighting testimony from a supporter in Danville. The ad is airing on TV in the Richmond and Roanoke media markets.

The new spot is narrated by Fred Adams, a small business employee in Danville. “A lot of politicians don’t think about towns like ours. People leaving, businesses closing,” Adams says in the ad. “But Terry McAuliffe is different. When he was Governor, Terry focused on bringing good-paying jobs everywhere, to places like Danville and across Virginia.”

McAuliffe is trying to serve a second term as governor after first holding the office from 2014-2018. He was not able to run for reelection in 2017 because Virginia’s Constitution prevents governors from serving two consecutive terms.

McAuliffe has shown a slight lead in the limited public polling that has been released. His Republican opponent Glenn Youngkin is looking to be the first member of his party to win statewide since 2009.

The general election is taking place on Nov 2., but early voting begins in mid-September.

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