Republican governor hopeful Scott Smith has taken out his third 30-second television ad, titled "Proven."

The former mayor of Mesa made swipes at two his rivals - former Cold Stone Creamery CEO Doug Ducey and former GoDaddy executive Christine Jones - running clips of both Republicans talking about their plans to secure the border.

Smith focuses on his record as mayor, focusing on his successes in transforming the city into one of the "most business-friendly in the country."

Ad text:

(Scott Smith speaking) 

While others talk a good game, I've actually done it. As Mayor I closed a $62 million budget shortfall and made the city more efficient and accountable. 

I introduced facilitate, don't regulate which transformed the city into one of the most business-friendly in the country. 

And we brought in thousands of new jobs. We enforced immigration and we made Mesa the third safest big city in America.

I am Scott Smith and as your governor, I'll do the same for Arizona. 


Scott Smith. Proven leadership. Proven results.

The Smith campaign also released a much less official 42-second ad. It probably won't air on TV (at least in its current form) but is part of the their roll-out of their web site,

Read more about the ad here.

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