Obama is launching his first television ads in Iowa.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Illinois Sen. Barack Obama is launching his first television ads of the 2008 cycle, his campaign announced Monday. The ads highlight the Democratic presidential candidate's biography and career.
The ads will start running Tuesday on local cable and network television in Iowa. Obama’s campaign called the ads part of a "low-level television advertising campaign," but wouldn't disclose how much it is planning to spend.
The first ad, "Choices," talks about Obama's time as a community organizer in Chicago. "It was inspiring, absolutely inspiring to see someone as brilliant as Barack Obama, as successful, someone who could’ve written his ticket on Wall Street, take all of the talent and all of the learning and decide to devote it to the community and to making people’s lives better," says Harvard Law School Professor Laurence Tribe in the ad.
The second ad, "Carry," highlights Obama's eight years as an Illinois state senator. The ad quotes Illinois Republican State Sen. Kirk Dillard praising Obama for working with members across the aisle. "Republicans legislators respected Senator Obama. His negotiation skills and an ability to understand both sides would serve the country very well," says Dillard.
The campaign is holding a conference call Monday afternoon with Tribe and Dillard to discuss the ads in detail.
–CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich