Democrat Dennis Kucinich, who has all but conceded the Iowa caucuses, is ramping up for the New Hampshire primary.
He told his Iowa supporters Tuesday that if at their precinct on Thursday, they don't reach the 15 percent threshold of all those in attendance, they should back Barack Obama as their second choice.
Today, he is starting to air his first TV ads in New Hampshire, calling himself a "real Democrat" and outlining his views on foreign policy and a government-run healthcare system. Radio versions began airing Tuesday, when his campaign said it also sent more than 200,000 automated phone messages to Democratic and independent voters.
"It is important for voters to know what I stand for, and that my vision and ideas for the future of our great country includes all Americans," Kucinich said in a statement.
While his rivals campaign in Iowa, Kucinich plans to be in New Hampshire the rest of the week, leading up to the Jan. 8 primary. In the new CNN/WMUR poll, the Ohio congressman is in sixth place with 2 percent, far behind the leaders, HiIlary Clinton with 34 percent and Barack Obama with 30 percent.
"We have an opportunity here in New Hampshire in this last week to create genuine excitement among voters looking for a Real Democrat," said Kucinich. "People are finding that I am tough and independent-minded, and that I can't be bought or bossed."