Condoleezza Rice in new ad: ‘America needs Dan Sullivan’

With fewer than three weeks to go before Election Day, Alaska Republican Senate candidate Dan SullivanDaniel Scott SullivanOvernight Defense: Trump hits Iranian central bank with sanctions | Trump meeting with Ukrainian leader at UN | Trump touts relationship with North Korea's Kim as 'best thing' for US Exclusive: Kushner tells GOP it needs to unify behind immigration plan Republicans grumble over Trump shifting military funds to wall MORE is highlighting his national security credentials by releasing a new ad featuring former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

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The 30-second spot, shared in advance of its release with The Washington Post, shows Rice speaking directly into the camera, saying, "Our nation and the world face serious threats to our security. And who we send to Washington really matters.”

She vows Sullivan’s “extensive national security experience will make our country better."

Rice provides a brief biography of Sullivan, a Marine veteran who served under her during the Bush administration, over a montage of photos showing the challenger traveling with her and in his military uniform.

“These are challenging times. America needs Dan Sullivan,” Rice concludes.

A pair of polls last week showed Sullivan leading incumbent Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), as Democrats in key Senate battleground states continue to fall behind Republicans.

The new commercial is not the first time Rice has waded into the high-profile Senate race. Last spring, she endorsed Sullivan during the hard-fought GOP primary, defending her former employee's record in a spot for American Crossroads.