Warner touts pre-Beltway experience in first ad

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) focuses on his time outside of the Beltway in his first campaign ad, touting his business career and record as governor before mentioning his work in the Senate.

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"I learned a long time ago whether it's running a business or leading a state you make things happen when you put politics aside and work together," he says in the ad after talking about his early business struggles before founding Nextel Communications, and his investments in education as governor.

Warner is facing former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie (R) in his reelection battle, and has led comfortably in most polls. He retains strong numbers in the state, largely due to his popular term as governor, and is seeking to play up those years rather than focus on his time in the Senate.