First TV ad for Bonamici in Oregon special House race

Suzanne Bonamici (D), an Oregon state lawmaker running for former Rep. David Wu's (D-Ore.) House seat, will air her first television ad of the special election touting Bonamici's work on behalf of consumers.

The ad shows Bonamici recalling a case from early in her legal career when, as an attorney for the Federal Trade Commission, she took on Nationwide Mortgage Corp. over misleading loan terms. The firm's president was eventually convicted and given a nine-year term.

Bonamici's campaign said the ad would air on both cable and broadcast networks in Oregon. 

Bonamici has already been endorsed by Oregon Attorney General John Kroger (D), former Gov. Barbara Roberts (D) and EMILY's List, a group that endorses and raises money for female Democrats who support abortion rights.

Bonamici will face off in the Nov. 8 primary against state Labor Commissioner Brad Akavian and state Rep. Brad Witt (D). On the Republican side, businessman Rob Cornilles, who challenged Wu in 2010, will be running again.

The general election in January 2012 will pick the successor for Wu, who resigned in August amid allegations of a sex scandal involving the teenage daughter of a campaign donor.

The district is considered safe Democratic territory, but Wu won over Cornilles in 2010 by just seven points.

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