Earlier this week, U.S. House District 2 candidate State House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville) released his first media advertisement, "Seeds."

Like many other candidates running for the newly drawn district, Daniels does not live in the district.

The ad touts Daniels' rural roots in Bullock County and how he is the first and youngest African-American to serve as a caucus leader in the Alabama Legislature. Daniels also claims to have steered hundreds of millions of dollars in investment into communities throughout the second district. 

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According to a press release from Daniels' campaign, the ads will run on local broadcast networks and radio in the Montgomery media market over the Thanksgiving holiday. 

In the ad, Daniels says, "I know what it takes to make a difference. I've always represented home. Always fighting for you. I've worked across the aisle to lower drug costs for seniors. And I'm leading the fight to expand Medicaid for working families in Alabama."

Daniels is in a crowded field of 13 Democrats vying for the Democratic nomination in the second congressional district. 

This first media buys and Daniels' emphasis on his Bullock County roots should be an opportunity to get ahead of the competition in name recognition. It also is an attempt to establish himself as a local candidate. 

Before running for public office, Anthony Daniels was a teacher. He holds a bachelor's and master's degree from Alabama A&M University.

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