Screen shot of candidate for Congressional candidate Martha McSally latest television ad, titled "Stand Up." Retrieved on August 12 from YouTube.

Congressional District 2 Republican candidate Martha McSally has a new ad up, titled " Stand up."

The one-minute ad discusses the retired Air Force colonel's  8-year fight to reverse a Pentagon policy that required female soldiers stationed in Saudi Arabia to wear Muslim garb.  

"Martha is not someone who can simply walk by a problem," said McSally campaign Spokesman Patrick Ptak. "When she saw our servicewomen were being discriminated against in the military, she stood up against the Pentagon and put her career as a military officer on the line to do what's right. Southern Arizonans know that's the kind of leadership we need in Congress."

The new ad will air on cable and broadcast TV.

Text of the ad:

(Narrator speaking)

"Martha McSally stood up against the Pentagon to change a policy demeaning to our servicewomen that forced them to wear Muslim clothing."

(McSally speaking)

"We were asking our servicewomen who put on the uniform to defend our freedoms to actually be treated like second class citizens when they were serving in Saudi Arabia - and I thought it was wrong and I don't walk by a problem. And I had no idea what I was going to embark on was an eight year battle with the Pentagon that ultimately put my own career on the line and threatened to end it. I mean, no kidding, it was one person versus the whole Pentagon."

"Leadership is about doing the right thing, even if you might not win and even if it comes at a personal cost. I stood up against the establishment - and I won."

(Narrator speaking)

"Martha is committed to serving and making a difference for women, for everyone."

(McSally speaking)

"And that's what I'm going to do again when I get to Congress. I'm Martha McSally and I approve this message."

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