Sen. Klobuchar launches first TV ads

Bryna Godar

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) launched her first television ads Sunday with five weeks left before Election Day, according to Minnesota Public Radio.

The two 30-second spots, titled "Saved" and "Outrageous," focus on Klobuchar's track record as she worked to save car dealerships and to obtain health care for a wounded veteran.

To air the ads statewide, her campaign is spending more than $300,000, the Star Tribune reported.

The campaign manager for Republican challenger Kurt Bills said they have spots taped and ready to run, but that he felt it was too early to start running ads, according to the Star Tribune. Bills has not yet bought any ad time at any Twin Cities TV stations, MPR reported.

A Star Tribune poll shows Klobuchar far outpacing her opponent in polls.