U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) announced Wednesday that his campaign had made its first media buy for his re-election bid to Alabama's first congressional district.

The ad is an introduction of Carl to his new voters of the first district since it was re-drawn by the Federal Courts. 

The ad, entitled "Told Them," touts Carl's history of being a small businessman and Christian conservative while sticking with his "Just Jerry" slogan.

"He doesn't care about the title on his door. Behind it, Jerry Carl's got his sleeves rolled up working to make Washington more like Alabama," the ad said.

In his announcement, Carl said, "I'm running for re-election in Alabama's First Congressional District because Joe Biden is a failure, and we need a workhorse, not a show horse, to fight back.

"President Trump and his agenda worked for Alabama and America, and my focus is restoring the America First Agenda in Congress. I've worked to stop Biden's radical attempts to defund the police, helped pass legislation for more border wall funding and more Border Patrol Agents, and I've confronted those who want to destroy America, all while Biden sleeps on the sidelines."

Carl continued, "The fight isn't over because Biden and his Far-Left party are doing everything they can to destroy our country. As a conservative workhorse, I've got my sleeves rolled up and will never stop fighting for our values."

Carl has gained the endorsement of 15 Alabama Legislators since announcing his re-election. They include state senators and state representatives from Mobile, Baldwin, Escambia, Covington and Coffee Counties.

According to most recent FEC filings, Carl's campaign currently has the financial edge with $869,297 cash-on-hand compared to U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) with $647,275 cash-on-hand. However, this may not cut it for either candidate, as a race that spans three media markets could become one of the most expensive in the state.

According to Carl's campaign, the ad will start airing Wednesday and is supported by a substantial ad buy across digital, cable and broadcast.

Alabama's first congressional district race pits two sitting members of Congress against each other for the Republican Primary. Moore announced in October he is running in the first district after the Federal Courts drew him out of the second congressional district he currently represents.

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