Arkansas Senate candidate targets Obama in first TV spot

State Sen. Gilbert Baker (R), who's running for the GOP Senate nomination in Arkansas, launched his first campaign ad on statewide cable television and statewide radio Monday. 

The 30-second spot features Baker saying, "President Obama, forcing America down the wrong track. Congress shares the blame." As he speaks an image of the president dressed in a lab coat appears on screen. The ad also features an image of incumbent Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), but doesn't mention her by name.

"We have to stand up to President Obama and put Arkansas values first," Baker says in closing.
 
The Little Rock and Baton Rouge-based consulting firm The Political Firm produced the ad.

Lincoln is running for a third term. She faces a primary opponent and there are several Republicans running for the GOP nomination. The primary is May 18.