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May 8, 2014

Graham challenger Det Bowers announces first TV ad

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Columbia pastor Det Bowers announced his first television ad in his bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham.

The 30-second ad will run statewide, according to a release from the campaign, and is backed by a "significant ad buy."

In the ad, Bowers says, "I'm running for Senate because Washington politicians lack the courage to do what's right for South Carolina and America. We need to repeal Obamacare, balance the budget, limit the terms of senators, cut taxes and secure our borders."

Bowers ends the ad by saying, "I believe in American exceptionalism, and while I breathe, I hope."

Watch the ad here:

Bowers is one of six Republicans challenging Graham in June's primary. Asked for details on how much the ad cost, and when the ad will start running and for how long, Mike Biundo, a general consultant with the campaign, declined to answer, saying instead, "the ad buy is a sustained, significant, statewide buy that will include broadcast and cable."

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