Milo Begins Airing Cable TV Ads Ahead of Republican Congressional Inauguration | State

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Former LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo leads the fight for the Republican nomination in the United States House from northwest Indiana to a new battleground: television.

The U.S. Navy veteran on Monday unveiled the first television ad for one of seven GOP candidates running in the May 3 primary elections for Indiana’s 1st congressional district in Lake, Porter and North counties. northwest of LaPorte.

The 30-second ad highlights Milo’s military service and condemns Democratic President Joe Biden and Speaker of the United States House Nancy Pelosi, D-California, “for threatening everything we hold dear” by ” the opening of borders, soaring prices, threats against law enforcement and our children”. ‘ futures.”

“It all stops now, Milo proclaims in the ad. “I’ve taken on threats all my life, to serve you and this nation, and I’m ready to do it again.”

The Milo campaign said it was spending about $45,000 to air the ad on cable television stations in all three counties in the district as part of the “first phase” of its television purchase.

“Indiana’s 1st District is a highly competitive seat that has been Republican-leaning for years and is now poised to elect a conservative to help end the Biden/Pelosi disaster in Washington,” Milo said.

However, Milo is not the first Republican congressional candidate from northwest Indiana to release a campaign video this year.

Jennifer-Ruth Green, of Crown Point, posted a 90-second video on her campaign website in January that details her experience as an Air Force veteran and her goal to “leave this country better than we did not find it”.

“Like you, I am disappointed with all the divisive rhetoric and the clear crisis of leadership,” Green says in the video. “We need responsible leaders of character. My training taught me that leaders lead from the front, and that’s what I will do in Congress.”

Green and Milo are supplementing their video messages with mailings aimed at likely Republican voters just as early voting begins on Tuesday.

They have also personally visited Republican activists and voters at local party meetings and church services in northwest Indiana over the past several months.

“I speak to families every day who are struggling to make ends meet in our uncertain economy,” Green said. “The only solution is to throw out the ruling Democrats.”

There was no public poll in the race. Though Milo’s mayoral experience and Green’s load of supporters almost certainly make him a frontrunner, along with Highland’s Mark Leyva, the Republican nominee in eight congressional elections since 2002.

Also in the running are Martin Lucas, of Schererville; Nicholas Pappas, of Portage; Ben Ruiz of East Chicago; and Aaron Storer of Schererville.

The Republican primary winner will face the Democratic primary winner, likely U.S. Representative Frank J. Mrvan, D-Highland, in the Nov. 8 general election for a two-year term representing northwest Indiana in the United States House.

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