Wagner up first on TV

Published by Tim McNulty on .

Former state Auditor General Jack Wagner is the first Pittsburgh mayoral candidate up on network TV.

The Beechview Democrat debuted a spot last night that mentions the assault weapons ban he approved while on city council in the 1990s and calls for boosting job and educational opportunities. "What this race is about is taking Pittsburgh to another level," he says at the beginning of the commercial.

Rival Bill Peduto is expected to follow Wagner onto the airwaves soon. The campaign of state Rep. Jake Wheatley of the Hill District expects to go on TV too.

UPDATE: It looks like Peduto will be advertising by Friday.

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