Obama is up with a new ad in New Hampshire ahead of Wednesday's debate in the Granite State.
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) - In his first New Hampshire television advertisement, which begins airing on Tuesday, Sen. Barack Obama calls on Granite staters to join the presidential candidate and create "real change in Washington."
"The ad is a continuation of the dialogue that Sen. Obama has been having with New Hampshire voters. In the ad, he asks us to believe not just in his ability to change Washington, but in our own," said Obama's New Hampshire State Director, Matt Rodriguez in an email to CNN.
The 60-second spot, titled "Believe," is the first advertisement for the Democratic presidential hopeful who criticizes "the cynics in Washington," and states "They don't believe we can actually change politics and bring an end to decades of division and deadlock...That's why we face the same problems and hear the same promises every four years."
He later discusses his own beliefs and record, "My experience tells me something very different. In twenty years of public service, I've brought Democrats and Republicans together to solve problems that touch the lives of everyday people. I've taken on the drug and insurance companies and won. I defied the politics of the moment, and opposed the war in Iraq before it began."
The Illinois senator will return to New Hampshire Wednesday and will visit Peterborough, New Hampshire before heading to Hanover, New Hampshire, for a presidential debate at Dartmouth College. He last campaigned in the state on Labor Day weekend.
- CNN New Hampshire Producer Sareena Dalla