Under the Dome

David Rouzer airs first TV ad ahead of primary

In his first television ad ahead of the May 6 primary, Republican congressional candidate David Rouzer takes on President Barack Obama and Congress rather than his GOP opponents. (See video below)

The 30-second spot, titled “Driving,” features Rouzer, dressed in a plaid shirt, driving around in his Chevy Tahoe, on which he says he’s put more than 300,000 miles. “Most days, I’m visiting with folks in small businesses,” Rouzer says. “They’re worried about our future, and they should be. Barack Obama’s put this country on a path to financial ruin, and Congress hasn’t stopped him.”

“Let’s take our country back,” he adds.

Rouzer, a former state senator from Johnston County faces Wilmington attorney Woody White and Fayetteville veteran Chris Andrade in the Republican primary in the 7th Congressional District, which includes much of Southeastern North Carolina, including Johnston County. Rouzer spokeswoman Jessica Wood said the ad is running districtwide on cable and on broadcast networks in the Wilmington market.