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JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) - Democrat Susan Montee is starting her first TV ad in the Missouri lieutenant governor campaign.

The ad focuses on advocating for military veterans and their families. Montee says veterans should be confident they will have a home, quality health care and a job. The ad also references Montee's father who is missing in action after his refueling jet disappeared near Vietnam in 1966.

Montee's campaign publicized its TV ad on Monday.

Montee is a former state auditor who lost re-election in 2010. She is challenging Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, who is seeking a rare third term.

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