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Jeanne Shaheen launches her first TV ad of the race

CONCORD, N.H. — US Senator Jeanne Shaheen, facing a challenge for Scott Brown, today launched the first television advertisement of her re-election bid.

The 30-second spot, which a Shaheen aide said will air on local New Hampshire stations for at least a week, focuses on Shaheen’s accomplishments helping veterans in the state.

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In the ad, veteran Dwight Clark says that Shaheen “cut through the red tape” to help get a Department of Veterans Affairs clinic open in the city of Keene.

“Jeanne Shaheen,” Clark says, “gets the job done for New Hampshire.”

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In March, the Democrat launched her first radio ad — a spot that attacked Brown, a Republican.

Brown’s first TV ad was a positive spot focused on his travels across the state. It began airing in April.

Outside groups have aired a number of attack ads in the nascent campaign, knocking both candidates.

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Brown faces a contested GOP primary and must win that contest before going head to head with Shaheen in the general election.

Joshua Miller can be reached at joshua.miller@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @jm_bos.
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