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June 14, 2013 at 12:19 PM

McGinn campaign makes first TV ad buy of mayor’s race

The Seattle mayor’s race is heading to the small screen.

Mayor Mike McGinn’s re-election campaign has locked in $24,300 in cable television ads — the first candidate to make a TV buy ahead of the Aug. 6 mayoral primary.

The 30-second ads will run on a variety of cable channels from July 5 to Aug. 5, according to a summary of the buy on file at Seattle’s Comcast office. (By law, TV stations have to make details of political ad purchases available for public review.)

John Wyble, McGinn’s campaign consultant, said the mayor’s ad has not yet been recorded. “We haven’t cut it. It’s on my list of things to do today is start writing,” he said.

Wyble said the campaign likely will add more TV buys in the coming weeks. McGinn’s campaign had $126,000 in the bank as of the end of May.

Look for his rivals — at least those who can afford it — to join him on TV soon.

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