As they are in every other kind of election this year, Democrats are facing losses in governor's races across the country. But that's not stopping the Democratic Governors Association from going on offense: the DGA is going up with two new ads hitting Republican candidates in New Mexico and Ohio.



The DGA's ads come a day after the RGA went up with an ad blitz on Wednesday. The RGA, which has a cash on hand advantage over the DGA, began airing ads in OH, WI, OK and ME -- all states where Democrats currently hold the governorships.

The ads represent the Democratic strategy of going negative early in an effort to define their Republican opponents.

The New Mexico ad accuses District Attorney Susana Martinez of cronyism and corruption in her handling of border security. Martinez led the Democrat, Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, by six percentage points in a recent Albuquerque Journal poll.



The Ohio ad hits Republican John Kasich for his work on Wall Street. Kasich leads the Democratic incumbent, Gov. Ted Strickland, by about 10 percentage points in major polls.


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