In Massachusetts, this isn't a huge limb to go out on, but for the first ad for this special election primary, it's a good one.
Narrator: "Long before tragedy swept our nation. It was Markey who forced the Chinese to stop exporting assault weapons to our country. Now Ed Markey's joined President Obama, fighting for tougher gun laws to make our communities safe."Markey isn't just fine with his F rating from the NRA, he's using it to introduce himself to Massachusetts voters statewide. A Rep. Ed Markey standing up to the NRA is a good thing. A Sen. Ed Markey, one of just 100 votes, is even better.
Markey: "In the Senate, I'll keep standing up to the gun lobby. I want these guns off our streets, and that's why I approve this message."