Long Island Republican Airs First TV Ad

Zeldin launched his first TV ad Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

New York state Sen. Lee Zeldin launched his first TV ad of the 2014 campaign on Wednesday, a positive spot that highlights his legislative and military careers.  

Zeldin, a top Republican recruit , is running in a competitive June 24 primary to take on Democratic Rep. Timothy H. Bishop in the Long Island-based 1st District. A Zeldin campaign source characterized the airtime purchase as "a substantial six-figure buy" on Fox News.  

The spot highlights his family and career, and a female narrator promises that he will fight to "repeal and replace Obamacare."  



Zeldin, who promised earlier this year that a TV campaign would be in the cards , faces self-funding attorney George Demos in the primary.  

The general-election race is rated Leans Democratic  by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.