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In new TV ad, Md. gubernatorial hopeful Mizeur goes negative on going negative

Maryland gubernatorial hopeful Heather R. Mizeur flicks away images of her two main Democratic primary rivals in a new television ad in which she presents herself as the candidate most committed to change.

“You’ve probably seen these two attacking each other,” Mizeur, a Montgomery County delegate, says as she appears on a white screen flanked by footage of negative ads featuring Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler. “Think they’ll change Annapolis? I’m Heather Mizeur, and I know we can do better.”

During the rest of the 30-second spot, which aides said will start airing in the Washington region on Tuesday, Mizeur talks up her plans for creating a “living wage,” pushing for equal pay for women, expanding early childhood education and legalizing marijuana.

The ad is the second that Mizeur has aired in advance of the Democratic primary, which takes places two weeks from Tuesday. She faces two better funded rivals in Brown and Gansler.

Mizeur campaign manager Joanna Belanger said the new ad reflects the campaign’s belief that “Maryland voters are tired of the cynical and negative approach of the other campaigns.”


Del. Heather Mizeur's new campaign ad

Both Brown and Gansler have aired a mix of positive and negative ads in recent weeks.

John Wagner is a political reporter covering the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

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