Former Maricopa County Treasurer David Schweikert, running in a crowded GOP primary in the 5th district, is on the air with his first television ad as he seeks the advantage in the Sept. 2 contest.
The 30-second spot is running on broadcast and cable television over the next several weeks. The Schweikert campaign said it has purchased a few hundred points per week.
In the ad, Schweikert touts his record as treasurer while offering energetic, conservative leadership and promising to fight for fiscal responsibility, lower taxes and border security if elected.
Schweikert ran for Congress in 1994, losing in a GOP primary to then-local sportscaster J.D. Hayworth, who went on to serve in Congress until 2006, when he was ousted by Rep. Harry Mitchell (D).