Republican Jim Tedisco unveiled this 30-second bio spot in an e-mail to supporters today, asking for money to help ensure it gets on the air. Opponent Scott Murphy was the first to advertise with a bio spot that went on last Thursday. The special election is being held to fill Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s former congressional seat in New York's 20th District.

Update: The ad was produced by Adam Goodman of the Victory Group, Inc. Goodman has previously worked with Republican members of the New York legislature and former New York City Mayor Giuliani.