Lee Fisher starts airing his first television ad of the general election.

Lee Fisher is going right where Portman is vulnerable—his political resume.  Yes, the polling has shown Portman with a growing lead.  However, the polling also has shown that support for Portman is soft as he is still largely unknown after his campaign and the pro-outsourcing U.S. Chamber of Commerce has spent millions to try to define Portman favorably.

The fact that Fisher is even able to go on the air right now says the rumors I’m hearing about his fundraising picking up substantially are true.  Despite some uneasy summer months, it looks like Fisher is back on track.

Let’s just hope he can still close the distance in the remaining weeks of the campaign before early voting starts.