Sen. Al FrankenAl FrankenJustice requires higher standard than Sessions Overnight Energy: Perry makes his case to lead Energy Dept. | Dems alarmed by spending cut plans Dems blast Trump plans for deep spending cuts MORE (D-Minn.) is out with the first ad of his reelection campaign, a spot featuring a small business owner talking up Franken's work to help her company and others like it.
Franken is favored in his first bid for reelection, though some national Republicans have been hopeful that businessman Mike McFadden (R) could make it a competitive race, should he win the primary.
The freshman senator is taking no chances, however, as the early ad shows. Franken's campaign says the ad is running statewide, though the size of the ad buy isn't disclosed.