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Jason Pizzo releases first TV ad in Miami-Dade Senate race


The District 38 state senate race is now hitting the airwaves. 

Former prosecutor Jason Pizzo released the first TV ad in the race on Friday. The 30-second-spot, titled "Leadership," focuses on Pizzo's record as a prosecutor and highlights curbing gun violence as a major issue for his campaign. 

"While gun violence continues to rip our communities apart, typical politicians do nothing," Pizzo says in the ad. The ad also makes a mention of providing a living wage.

Pizzo has a wide lead in the money race in District 38, which encompasses most of northeast Miami-Dade. He's raised almost $430,000, although $400,000 are loans.

The ad will air on targeted broadcast stations and cable networks as part of a "six-figure" buy, according to Pizzo campaign consultant Christian Ulvert.

Six Democrats are on the ballot for the Aug. 30 primary. Longtime senator Gwen Margolis dropped out of the race after referring to her opponents as "three Haitians, some teacher and some lawyer."