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Retired police union leader defends Ford from 'trash' attacks in new campaign ad

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford does interviews in Carson City on Feb. 9, 2017. (David Calvert/The Nevada Independent)

Focus: Democratic candidate for attorney general Aaron Ford

Who’s paying for it: Ford’s campaign

Size of buy: Six figures

When it starts: Oct. 3

Where it’s running: Reno

The gist: The ad centers on retired Las Vegas Metro officer and former police union leader Dave Kallas, who defends Ford’s record amid “trash” being thrown at his candidacy — a likely reference to reports that Ford was arrested several times as a college student and for past liens on unpaid taxes.

Kallas cites elements of Ford’s biography — including his past poverty and his five college degrees — and tells viewers to not believe attacks against him from his Republican opponent, Wes Duncan. Duncan has launched at least one television ad attacking Ford, and the national Republican Attorneys General Association has targeted him in multiple campaign ads.

Watch the ad below:

Updated at 3:32 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, to reflect that Wes Duncan’s campaign is running a critical ad against Ford.

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