Hillary Clinton takes a slightly different tack in first TV ad in North Carolina, beseeching Tar Heel voters to ask her anything and everything.
"Hi, if you are looking for a typical political commercial, switch the channel," she says directly to voters in a conversational tone. This isn't a typical election, and these are not typical times."
She then goes on to list concerns about healthcare, college tuition, veterans care, and schools.
"And everywhere, North Carolinians tell me the middle class is just getting slammed," she continues. "I want to hear from you. Because this election isn't about me, it is about you. So let's have a conversation. Just go to NCAskMe.com, and then I'll be getting back to you here on TV to answer your questions and offer some solutions. Thanks. It's nice talking with you.
Her rival for the nomination, Barack Obama, is favored in North Carolina. But if Clinton were to win the May 6 primary and also win in Indiana that day, it could dramatically boost her hopes.
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