ST. PAUL, MN - Two candidates for governor are hitting the airwaves with some new ads. 

DFL endorsed candidate Erin Murphy's ad starts running today.  The campaign says it's a ``six-figure'' ad buy that will run statewide.

Murphy has the party's endorsement but she's at a steep fundraising disadvantage against Attorney General Lori Swanson and U.S. Rep. Tim Walz.  The ad touts Murphy's accomplishments in the state house.
Murphy says in the new ad: "I'm Erin Murphy.  When Tim Pawlenty cut healthcare for Minnesotans, we fought back, and we won.  As the Majority leader, I went to the mat, on minimum wage, marriage equality and we delivered."
On the Republican side, Jeff Johnson is using his radio ad campaign to show his support for President Trump.  He also goes on to criticize Tim Pawlenty's record as governor.  The campaign characterizes the ad as "fact-based and accurate" in response to Pawlenty's ads that have already been running.
"As governor, Tim grew state spending, gave us massive "green energy" mandates and brought Common Core to Minnesota schools.
Tim had his chance and he blew it. I'll actually shrink the budget, dismantle the Met Council and rein in arrogant state agencies." said Jeff Johnson in his radio ad.
The ads from both candidates will run until the primary election on August 14th.

-- KEYC News 12