Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, is running his first television commercial in his bid to win a fourth term in Congress. Facing a challenge from Republican Paul Formica, an East Lyme first selectman, Courtney is running an ad called “Works,” which shows the congressman meeting constituents, including workers at Electric Boat, and says he’s focused on efforts to protect Naval Submarine Base New London from closure.

“In tough times like these, Joe Courtney works,” the ad says.

It does not mention challenger Formica.

Courtney and Formica are slated to hold their first debate Oct 29.

Ana has written about politics and policy in Washington, D.C.. for Gannett, Thompson Reuters and UPI. She was a special correspondent for the Miami Herald, and a regular contributor to The New York TImes, Advertising Age and several other publications. She has also worked in broadcast journalism, for CNN and several local NPR stations. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Journalism.

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