Utah political ad takes new approach to declare decency

Competing candidates Chris Peterson and Spencer Cox, both running for governor, released an ad in which they both stood together and said there's room for debate without degradation.
1:39 | 10/21/20

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opposing parties running for governor in Utah joining forces. Eva pilgrim has more. Reporter: Overnight this unusual political ad going viral. My name is Chris Petersen. And I'm Spencer cox. And we approve this message. Reporter: Utah gubernatorial candidates Chris Petersen a Democrat and Spencer cox, a Republican releasing these videos together. We are currently in the final days of campaigning against each other to be your next governor. And while I think you should vote for me. Yeah, but really you should vote for me. There are some things we both agree on. We can debate issues without degrading each other's character. We can disagree without hating each other. Reporter: The two competing for the same job but wanting to take a public stance together when it comes to this election. But our common values transcend our political differences and the strength of our nation. We are both equally dedicated to democracy, liberty and justice for all people. We just have different opinions on how to achieve those ideals. Reporter: Senator Mitt Romney tweeting applaud this joint effort to promote the Utah values and civil discourse during campaign season. People are tired of the divisiveness of tearing people down and that they really are longing for something better. The thing we need to recapture a little less name-calling and bickering, a little more problem solving and courtesy. Reporter: And the two men say they have seen a little bit of backlash but the response has been overwhelmingly positive. One person on Twitter declaring it's the best political ad O 2020, robin. Many agree with that. Backlash. How do have you backlash? Something very real out there. People are hungering for that. They are. They really are, George. It's proof you can't please

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