Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) released his first re-election ad on Tuesday.
The ad, which comes more than 13 months before Snyder’s next election, is called “Michigan Is Back.”
The ad focuses on Snyder’s policy agenda during his first term: reducing the state’s debt and improving Michigan’s economy.
“This new governor has kept his word, ignored politics and produced incredible results,” the voiceover in the ad said. “Our one and a half billion-dollar deficit? Gone. Michigan’s economy? Best in ten years. Best employment numbers in four years. In record time, Michigan is back on a solid foundation.”
The ad will air for about two weeks starting on Wednesday, according to the Detroit Free Press.
The campaign for Democrat Mark Schauer, who is running against Snyder, said the ad shows Snyder is concerned about his re-election chances, according to the Associated Press. A recent EPIC-MRA poll found Snyder leading Schauer, 44 percent to 36 percent.