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N.C. Republican Launches TV Ad in Targeted District

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. http://youtu.be/Y8b66NqMH4c 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.