Hillary Clinton started new TV ads today in Nebraska and Washington state, where Democrats caucus on Saturday, and in Maine, where the caucus is Sunday.
The Nebraska ad features the state's former governor and US senator Bob Kerrey. "I support Hillary because I like her, trust her, and have confidence in her as commander and chief," he says. "As a leader to get our economy back on the right track and to strengthen our rural communities, expand access to affordable healthcare, and improve the quality of our schools."
The Maine ad highlights Clinton's proposals on the economy. "The Bush economy is like a trapdoor," she says in the ad. "Too many families are one pink slip, one missed mortgage payment, one medical diagnosis away from falling through and losing everything. The oil companies, the predatory student loan companies, the insurance companies and the drug companies, have had seven years of a president who stands up for them.
"I intend to be a president who stands up for all of you," she concludes.
The Washington state ad focuses on her plan for healthcare, an issue on which she is trying to draw sharp differences with Barack Obama. "She fought for universal health care, long before it was popular," the narrator says, "championed the bill that gave six million kids health insurance and pushed the drug companies to lower the cost of vaccinations.
"Now, she’s the only candidate for president -- Democrat or Republican -- with a plan to provide health care for every American," the announcer says. "Just one reason why she's earned the support of Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell. Because health care is a moral obligation, not a privilege."