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Rep. Mikie Sherrill in her first TV commercial of her 2022 re-election campaign. (Photo: Sherrill for Congress).

Sherrill’s opening TV ad stresses military services, tax cuts

NJ-11 Democrat pays tribute to her grandfather, a WWII bomber pilot

By David Wildstein, September 07 2022 8:01 am

In her first TV ad of her 2022 re-election campaign, Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) touts the inspiration of her grandfather, who flew B-24 bombers during World War II as her call to public service, reminding voters that she was a Navy helicopter pilot before her election to Congress four years ago.

In “Mission”, Sherrill narrates her own ad, which merges her personal story with her work to cut taxes and “everyday costs” for her constituents in New Jersey’s 11th district.

The ad begins airing today on broadcast, cable and OTT video content, with what the Sherrill campaign described as a six-figure buy.

Script: “My grandfather flew B-24 bombers in World War II.  Even survived being shot down. I’m Mikie Sherrill.  Growing up,  I wanted that same sense of mission: serving something bigger than myself.  I graduated from the Naval Academy at Annapolis and flew Navy helicopters.  Now, in Congress, putting country over party is my mission.  Working with everyone to lower your taxes, your everyday costs, because my mission is serving you.  And that’s why I approve this message.”

Sherrill, who served as an assistant U.S. Attorney after leaving the Navy, flipped the 11th district House seat in 2018 after 34 years of Republican representation.  She faces Republican Paul DeGroot, a former assistant Passaic County Prosecutor, in her bid for a third term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In July, Sherrill reported a $6.1 million warchest after the first six months of the year.

“Now, my mission in Congress is to serve New Jersey and build the coalitions needed to get legislation passed,” she said.  “This summer, I secured lower prescription drug prices for our seniors, lower energy costs and taxes for our families, and lower everyday costs by fixing issues in our supply chain.”

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