Justin Jones goes up with spot touting background checks bill, traffic light

He is combination legislator and city councilman.

That's the thrust of a new ad for state Sen. Justin Jones, who touts his sponsorship of that background check bill (vetoed by the governor) and his advocacy for a traffic signal on Blue Dimaond Road. The latter might seem odd for a state lawmaker. But people remember that kind of stuff and vote with it in mind.

Jones' ad goes up just as an independent group begins a scathing attack ad pummeling him. Both buys start at about $50,000, with the Jones spot only on cable so far.