Aug 27, 2014 6:13 PM by Associated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - Democrat Fred DuVal is facing his first attack ad as the general election contest in the Arizona governor's race kicked off in earnest.
The ad came as Republican nominee Doug Ducey and DuVal were preparing to launch tours around the state Wednesday. The efforts came a day after Ducey scored a resounding victory in a six-way GOP primary and DuVal moved on to the general uncontested.
The hit against DuVal by the Republican Governor's Association shows that the race is sure to be gritty and possibly ugly.
The RGA ad blamed DuVal for tuition increases state's universities during his tenure as a member of the Board of Regents. DuVal's campaign says the ad ignores the reasons for the boosts - big funding cuts by Republican lawmakers and Gov. Jan Brewer.