Booker goes up on TV tomorrow

Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s U.S. Senate campaign will launch its first television commercial tomorrow. In the spot, which will run statewide on cable outlets and is titled “Run,”Booker talks about why he’s running.

“I’ve spent my career not running from challenges, but toward them,” Booker says in the ad. “I’ve proven that by bringing people together, even with big problems, we can make big progress and improve people’s lives.”

Booker boasts of his record in Newark, and claims to have reduced crime, improved schools and increased economic opportunity – “all in a city where many people had doubted significant progress was possible.”

He packages himself as a Washington outsider in the ad.

“Washington ducks our problems,” Booker says. “I won’t.”

The ad can be viewed at Booker goes up on TV tomorrow