Henry McMaster, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, released his first television campaign ad of the season featuring the family's three-year-old bulldog.

"This is Boots -- he's our family watchdog. And I'm proud of my record as South Carolina's watchdog," McMaster says in the script.

The ad, which begins running statewide Monday, highlights McMaster's record as Ronald Reagan's first U.S. Attorney and his opposition to the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare while South Carolina's Attorney General.