Hillary Clinton, while focusing on Tuesday's primary in Wisconsin and the delegate-rich contests in Ohio and Texas next month, is paying some attention to Rhode Island.
Rhode Island, along with Vermont, are getting second billing on March 4, because of the crucial primaries in Ohio and Texas. While Ohio and Texas will award more than 330 delegates combined, Rhode Island will only award 21. But Clinton and Barack Obama are in a delegate-for-delegate fight.
So Clinton announced today that she plans to visit on Feb. 24 and went ahead and started two TV ads -- one that highlights her experience and her hard work, the other her economic proposals.
"Our economy is in real trouble," the announcer says in the latter 30-second spot. "And while George Bush helps his friends, the middle class gets slammed. Hillary Clinton warned Bush last March to act or homes would be foreclosed. Bush did nothing, and two million homes may be lost.
"We need a proven leader," the narrator continues. "Hillary's emergency economic plan: freeze foreclosures, provide immediate tax rebates for the middle class, create millions of new jobs. We need more than talk. We need solutions."