And they’re off: Election ads go live in Virginia, New Jersey

Chris Moody

Three gubernatorial campaigns released television ads this week in preparation for the November 2013 elections, signs of a grueling state election season ahead.

Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe, Virginia Republican Ken Cuccinelli and New Jersey Republican Chris Christie all unveiled TV spots Wednesday in an effort to define their candidacies in the early days of their races. All three ads are positive, an attribute likely to become more rare as we inch closer to Election Day.