Virginia Senate candidate Ed Gillespie touts his blue-collar roots and argues Democratic priorities are destroying Americans' "work ethic" in his first TV ad against Sen. Mark WarnerMark WarnerWeek ahead: Rival encryption efforts clash on Capitol Hill Kaine, Brown, Perez on Clinton’s list of possible VPs: report Encryption commission bill picks up more backers MORE (D-Va.).
"Like many parents, Cathy and I worry Washington’s polices aren’t just killing jobs, but destroying the work ethic. I’ll be a leader for policies that grow the middle class and expand opportunity. With the right policies, we can do better," he continues.
Gillespie has badly trailed the popular Warner in the polls.