Hillary Clinton launched her first TV ad today in her must-win state of Pennsylvania, focusing her pitch to the working-class voters who form the base of her support.
The 30-second spot is filled with footage of Clinton talking with, listening to, and hugging workers. "It's time to level the playing field against the special interests," she says.
The announcer then outlines her plan to take $55 billion in tax breaks to corporate special interests and redirect the money to tax cuts for the middle class and to programs to create new jobs. The narrator also says, "She’ll get tough on unfair trade deals and end tax breaks to companies that ship jobs overseas."
"Standing up for people who weren't getting a fair shake, that's been the purpose of my life," Clinton concludes. "And it will be the purpose of my presidency."
Barack Obama started his TV ads last week, leading up to the April 22 primary. His three spots are more biographical, reminding voters of his life history and highlighting his efforts to unite people.