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Democrat Powell to air ad during GOP convention

The Democrat running against Rep. Eric Cantor is launching his first TV ad — and aiming it for Republican eyes.

Wayne Powell, a Richmond attorney and retired Army colonel, said in a press release that the ad will run in the 7th district during this week’s Republican National Convention, once an hour on Fox News.

The ad features Powell knocking on a door, and telling the man who answers that he’s against “runaway spending” and jobs going overseas. The man tells him he’s “my kind of Republican,” but he backs away when Powell says he’s a Democrat.

You can see the ad here:

According to Powell’s release, targeting the ad at Republican viewers ”is indicative of Powell’s strategy of reaching out to all voters regardless of their political affiliation.”