Biden launched his first TV ad campaign in Iowa on Sunday.
(CNN)-Senator Joe Biden launched his presidential campaign's first television ads in Iowa on Sunday.
In an ad entitled "Cathedral," Biden recounts a story from one of his several trips to Iraq, during which he was on an Air Force transport plane with a flag-draped coffin. Biden, a Democrat from Delaware, says that moment was pivotal in his effort earlier this year to secure funding for new mine resistant vehicles for troops in Iraq.
In an ad entitled "Security," Biden lays out the case for why his leadership qualities and life experiences prepare him to be Commander-In-Chief.
His campaign said in a news release that the ad campaign is scheduled to run through Labor Day weekend at a cost of approximately a quarter of a million dollars.
Biden, and his fellow competitors for the Democratic nomination, took part in a debate in Des Moines Sunday morning.
- CNN Political Desk Editor Jamie Crawford