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Campaign Notebook

Martin Walsh’s first ad highlights biography

State Representative Marty Walsh unveiled his first television advertisement today, a 30-second spot titled “Fair Shot” that will debut during the broadcast of tonight’s Red Sox v. Yankees game.

The ad focuses on Walsh’s biography -- his parent’s immigration from Ireland as well as his childhood cancer and struggles in early adulthood with alcohol abuse.

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The advertisement is the first television spot formally released by the campaign, however two other TV ads were released on his behalf by a political action committee called American Working Families, which spent $175,200 on the ads.

After outlining Walsh’s upbringing and childhood sickness, the new advertisement highlights his work as a state representative and as head of the Building Trades’ union.

“All of his life, he’s fought to give working people a fair shot,” the voice over in the ad declares. “And that’s what he’ll do as mayor.”

Wesley Lowery can be reached at wesley.lowery@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @WesleyLowery.
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