Tom Reed Launches Campaign Ads Early

07.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Reed says his early t.v. ads-- that cost over 17-thousand dollars and began running last month-- reflect the way congressional campaigns have changed. "There is no more normal in politics anymore", his spokesman said-- "campaigns start earlier and earlier." But a democratic campaign strategist says the ads signal the Corning Republican realizes the difficulty he will have winning re-election this fall. Republicans say reed is simply trying to put the race out of reach for his democratic opponent- Martha Robertson.