Clinton Campaign Unleashes Five New Ads In Pennsylvania

The Clinton campaign has released five new television ads to run in different cities in Pennsylvania – an effort that underscores just how important the campaign considers the Keystone State. Clinton leads in most polls in the state, though a new Quinnipiac University poll out today shows Clinton up by just six points, a drop from the nine point lead she had in the same poll last week.

Two of the ads, "Get It Done" and "Spectacular," are basically testimonials. In "Get It Done," which you can watch here, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter explains why he's supporting Clinton.

"Hillary's got the depth and breadth of experience to really help folks get jobs, put more cops on our streets, educate our kids, reduce the dropout rate, and invest in our communities," Nutter says. "I know Hillary and I know she cares about us."

"Spectacular" features Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, who says "it's gonna take a fighter to get us out of the mess this country's in. And that's what Hillary Clinton has always been – a fighter."

Rendell also mentions that he's "known Hillary for fifteen years" and says she will be "a spectacular president." Watch it here.

The third spot, "Scranton," plays up Clinton's ties to the city and the state.

"This is me in Scranton, where my father was raised, and my grandfather worked in the lace mill," she says as the spot opens with footage of Clinton as a little girl in 1950. "Every August, we'd pile into the car and head to our cottage on Lake Winola. There was no heat, or indoor shower-just the joy of family. I was raised on pinochle and the American dream."

Watch it:



The fourth spot, "Falling Through," is a more traditional attack on "the Bush economy," which Clinton compares to a trapdoor.

"Too many families are one pink slip, one missed mortgage payment, one medical diagnosis away from falling through and losing everything," Clinton says. "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."

Watch it here.

The last spot is called "Nuestra Amiga" – or "Our Friend" – and is targeted at the Latino community. The spot opens with salsa music and shots of excited voters as an announcer, in Spanish, says that Clinton "respects our culture and understands the problems that affect our community."

"Millions of Hispanic families live with the fear of not having health insurance," the announcer says, as the music turns more somber. "The economic crisis and the cost of living are of concern to all of us. Hillary is our friend and will help us. Let's vote for Hillary on April 22nd and we will have a better life."

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