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Republican Elaine Phillips has released her first TV ad in the campaign for the 7th State Senate District seat in Nassau County, and Democrat Adam Haber is touting an endorsement from the state’s largest nurses union.

Phillips, who is mayor of the Village of Flower Hill, released the biographical ad, titled “Hard Work,” on Tuesday.

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The ad portrays Phillips as a hardworking mom who took the 5:43 a.m. Long Island Rail Road train to her job as a financial analyst on Wall Street, and rushing home to make dinner for her family and help her three daughters with their homework.

“I ran for village mayor to fix problems, protect taxpayers, reform government,” Phillips says in the ad. “I’m running for State Senate to make Long Island more affordable for families and end corruption. Hard work? Sure. But I’m used to that.”

Haber, an East Hills businessman and Roslyn School Board member who ran unsuccessfully for the senate seat in 2014, announced Tuesday that he has been endorsed by the New York State Nurses Association. The group represents more than 40,000 registered nurses statewide.

“Adam has a demonstrated commitment to the people of Nassau County and New York State, and NYSNA looks forward to working with Adam as he fights for Long Island’s health care workers and patients in Albany,” said Marva Wade, first vice president of the association’s political action committee.

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Haber said registered nurses “play a crucial role in our community, caring for our loved ones during some of our hardest times, and because of this, deserve to have leaders in Albany who will empower and support their needs to perform their important tasks.”

Republican Jack Martins vacated the Senate seat to run for Congress in the 3rd District.

Phillips’ ad can be seen at https://youtu.be/82-Z0XeCHgE.