New Hampshire Senate candidate Paul Hodes (D) compares Washington to a hotdog eating contest on the Lake Winnipesaukee Pier in his latest TV ad.

"This is what I see every day in Congress," Hodes, a two-term member of the House, says as he strolls in front of a row of five men scarfing down hotdogs.

Hodes had been hitting Republican Kelly Ayotte in his earlier TV spots, but he switched to a more positive tone as the GOP Senate primary became more competitive.