Woody White, one of two Republicans running for North Carolina's open 7th District seat, released a TV ad Monday touting his conservative principles.
The New Hanover County commissioner's 30-second bio spot will air on cable and broadcast district-wide, according to White's campaign. It's the latest primary ad to hit the airwaves in this top target for national Republicans.
"I'm a conservative who will stand up for our values and God-given liberties," White says in the ad, while voicing his opposition to the Affordable Care Act and amnesty for undocumented immigrants.
In the race to replace retiring Democratic Rep. Mike McIntyre, White will face former state Sen. David Rouzer in a May 6 primary. It's one of the GOP's best pickup opportunities in the country, and the race is rated Safe Republican by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.
Rouzer nearly defeated McIntyre in 2012, coming within 700 votes in this Republican-leaning district. Rouzer had announced a rematch with McIntyre before the nine-term Democrat announced his retirement in January.
Rouzer, too, is up on air in the district. He released his first ad of the cycle in March.