The Obama and Clinton campaigns will TV ads at a South Carolina college football game.
COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) – Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign will air its first television ads in South Carolina this weekend - on a football stadium Jumbotron.
The Illinois Democrat's campaign will run two TV ads on the Jumbotron at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium in Orangeburg on Saturday during South Carolina State University's homecoming football game against Delaware State. South Carolina State is the state's oldest and largest historically black university.
The campaign will run two upbeat ads. One ad, entitled "What If?," has already run in Iowa. The other, called "Join Us," was made by the campaign for the CNN/YouTube Debate in July.
Dawson Stadium seats 22,000 people. The SCSU sports information office told CNN the game is not yet sold out.
No Democratic presidential candidate has run a television ad in South Carolina. Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, have both run radio ads here.
UPDATE: The Clinton campaign tells CNN they will also be running an ad on the South Carolina State Jumbotron. Their ad, "Stand By Us," has already run in Iowa and New Hampshire.
– CNN South Carolina Producer Peter Hamby