Two of the four Democrats vying to succeed Rep.
Both ads accentuate the positive in a race that has become increasingly competitive.
In her ad, Colton attorney Eloise Gomez Reyes speaks directly to voters about how she topped onions as a 12-year-old to earn money for her school clothes.
"I made the journey" from field worker to successful community member, Reyes says, "but for people these days that journey has become so much harder.
Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar's ad, also beginning Tuesday, features him speaking with his grandmothers about his promise to protect
"Hello, we're Pete Aguilar's grandmas," says one, identified as Grandma Juanita.
"When he told us he was running for Congress," says the other, Grandma Jennie, "we had a lot of questions."
Then they "grill" him on the issues: "You're going to protect Medicare, Social Security, correct?" asks one.
"They're sacred," replies their grandson the candidate.
In addition to the four Democrats, three
The district has been growing increasingly Democratic in recent years but GOP leaders are hopeful they can keep the seat in Republican hands.