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A new Strimling for Congress television ad targets high gas prices and big oil, and features Strimling's sponsorship of legislation giving tax credits to communities that develop wind power.

The ad also features former Saco mayor Mark Johnston who declares that Strimling "really gets it.

"A lot of people talk about energy alternatives," Johnston says in the ad, "but Ethan got it done."

The ad ends with Strimling saying he has a message for big oil: "When I get down to Washington, we're going to turn your windfall profits into wind energy for America."

The 30-second ad begins running on major television networks and cable stations today as the average price of gas hit a new record high in Maine, $3.95 a gallon. It is the second television ad by the Strimling campaign.

"From the beginning of his campaign, Ethan has made the Maine economy his top priority," said Corey Hascall, campaign manager. "Now, with gas hitting $4 a gallon in some places, Maine families are really struggling, and Ethan's message of bringing change to Washington is being well received."

Originally posted to Ethan08 on Thu May 29, 2008 at 09:41 AM PDT.

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