Ashley Kalus will start airing first TV ad in race for RI Governor

Rhode Islanders will soon be seeing the first TV ads of the 2022 gubernatorial campaign.

12 News confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Republican Ashley Kalus — a newcomer to Rhode Island who entered the race for governor last month — will go on the air this week with a 60-second spot introducing herself to voters.

Kalus is spending $109,000 to air the ad on broadcast and cable TV, as well as radio stations and regional sports networks, according to Medium Buying, a firm that books and tracks ad spending which is working for Kalus. The commercial will start airing Wednesday and stay up through next Tuesday.