ATLANTA, Ga -- State Sen. Judson Hill, one of 18 candidates running in the 6th congressional district special election, launched his TV ad campaign on Wednesday.

"The resources we are using to communicate with 6th District voters come overwhelmingly from members of this community who have seen Judson work, have seen him get results and want to join his efforts to reform Washington," said campaign manager Ian Caraway.

Judson's first ad highlights his conservative principles and promises voters he would "take the Hill." In the ad, he states that his campaign is simple: "Strong military, strong economy, conservative principles. I get things done."

"Some insiders have tried to buy the seat, but Judson's support comes from the people," Caraway said. "Going up on broadcast will help us get our message out to the voters before they go to the polls."

11Alive's Jeff Hullinger is moderating an Atlanta Press Club debate on Wednesday in which all 18 candidates in the race have been invited to appear.

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Despite high-profile endorsements from U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Hill has trailed significantly in every poll taken in the race to replace Tom Price, now President Donald Trump's secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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An exclusive 11Alive poll released on Tuesday shows Democrat Jon Ossoff grabbing 43% of likely voters. Republicans Karen Handel (15%), Bob Gray (14%), and Dan Moody (7%) round out the top four. Hill came in at 5%.

RELATED: Exclusive poll shows Ossoff dominating 6th district GOP stronghold