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Jennifer Lewis, Democratic candidate for Congress in the 6th District, addresses the crowd during the post Labor Day Parade speeches in Buena Vista on Monday.

Democrat Jennifer Lewis released the first TV ad in the 6th Congressional District race Wednesday.

The 30-second ad, called "Trust & Independence," is a single shot of Lewis relaying her view that corporations and lobbyists are steering decisions for members of Congress rather than constituents. The ad is airing in the Roanoke and Lynchburg market.

"Our government is broken," Lewis says in the ad. "So many politicians serve lobbyists, large corporations, and their campaign contributors — while ignoring the needs of the majority of the people."

Lewis, a mental health worker from Waynesboro, is facing Republican Del. Ben Cline, of Rockbridge County, on Nov. 6. The 6th District stretches from Roanoke eastward to Lynchburg and north to Front Royal. Cline, a former aide of retiring Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke County, is the frontrunner in the reliably Republican district.

“My independence from corporate donors, special interests and party leaders makes me the only candidate you can trust will serve you," Lewis says in the ad.

Contact Amy Friedenberger at 981-3356 or Follow her on Twitter: @ajfriedenberger.


Amy Friedenberger is the politics reporter for The Roanoke Times. She's been a reporter here since 2014. Previously, she worked for newspapers in Pennsylvania. Follow her on Twitter at @ajfriedenberger.

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