Dalrymple campaign launches TV ad

BISMARCK–You’ve seen the ads for Rick Berg and Heidi Heitkamp. Next up: Jack Dalrymple.

In a 60-second campaign ad for governor, Dalrymple highlights that North Dakota is at a unique time in its history, with the fastest-growing incomes in the country, low unemployment and budget reserves.

The ad says strong leadership made this happen and touts Dalrymple’s work as lieutenant governor to help “craft smart budgets” that prepared North Dakota for a changing economy.

Dalrymple also has led the state through natural disasters, provided tax relief to residents and created a vision for the future in his two years as governor, the ad says.

Dalrymple took over the job in December 2010 when former Gov. John Hoeven was elected to the U.S. Senate.

“All we have to do is take the opportunity that we have, the resources that we have, roll up our sleeves, go to work and create the future that we want for North Dakota,” Dalrymple says in a close-up while wearing a suit.

Dalrymple is said to have “the right experience” and be the “right leader” at the “right time.”

“North Dakota has an incredibly bright future. This is our moment,” he says in the ad. “We have all of the things in place that allow us to absolutely create our future.”

Throughout the ad, Dalrymple is shown with Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley and first lady Betsy Dalrymple, walking inside and outside the Capitol. There are also images to show him on the front lines of natural disasters and the customary political shot with a baby.

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