Trying to defy the odds, Hillary Clinton targets the chattering class once again in a new radio ad urging South Dakota voters to keep her hopes alive.
"In Washington, some people say the presidential primary in South Dakota doesn't much matter. That your voice doesn't really count," the announcer says in the spot. "But you know what? Tuesday, we can show 'em. We can pick a president. After all, just because South Dakota comes last in the primaries doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be heard loud and clear. And we can pick the candidate who'll stand up for us. Hillary Clinton."
Clinton also launched a new TV ad today in South Dakota -- which along with Montana votes next Tuesday to close the Democratic nomination contests -- that highlights her pledge to reduce the federal deficit.
"We borrow money from the Chinese to buy oil from the Saudis," she says at a rally shown in the ad.
"Hillary Clinton will stop spending money America doesn't have," the announcer adds. "She'll end fifty five billion dollars in giveaways to corporate special interests, reduce the deficit and protect Social Security."
Clinton concludes: "I will get us back to fiscal responsibility."
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