DES MOINES, Iowa -- November's gubernatorial election is almost 60 days away.
Democrat Jack Hatch hopes a new television ad will boost his campaign efforts. He says it will be released next week and will lay out his vision for the future of Iowa.
He says he's doesn't want it to be seen as an attack ad, but as a blunt conversation starter.
"We have to talk pretty frankly with citizens. I have to make the case that the governor has worn out his welcome. And that I am actually encouraging Iowans to take a look at both campaigns and both visions and to make a decision. Again the time for investigations from my perspective is over, there’s enough there to make the case,” says Hatch.
Hatch also admitted to some campaign missteps.
It appears his staff forgot to release his holiday weekend schedule to the media, so his three days of campaign appearances weren't publicized or covered by reporters.