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Candidate for governor makes splashy Super Bowl debut

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ATLANTA (AP) - A candidate for Georgia governor made his TV debut Sunday night by jumping into the deep end with a splashy 60-second Super Bowl ad .

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Republican Clay Tippins' ad cost $250,000 to air in the Albany, Columbus and Macon media markets. It begins airing Monday in the pricier Atlanta market.

The commercial focuses on Tippins' background as a collegiate swimmer at Stanford, Navy Seal and businessman. He mocks his four opponents, including lieutenant governor Casey Cagle, by showing them hand-to-hand in a synchronized swimming routine.

The commercial also shows Tippins swimming in a tight racer's suit, then rising from the water and staring at the camera from beneath a camo hat.

It's believed to be the first television ad this election cycle by a Georgia gubernatorial candidate.

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