Sen. Clinton launched a new ad Tuesday.
NEW YORK (CNN) – Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, tells New Hampshire voters she’s the only candidate that can beat the “Republican attack machine” in a new television campaign ad that began running Tuesday in the Granite State.
“Here they go again — the same old Republican attack machine is back,” an announcer says in the ad. “Why? “Maybe it’s because they know that there’s one candidate with the strength and experience to get us out of Iraq.”
Clinton has portrayed herself as the most electable candidate in the Democratic field, and recent polling in the Granite State indicates that a majority of Democratic voters agree. According to a recent CBS News-New York Times poll, 68 percent of likely New Hampshire Democratic voters said they thought Clinton has the best chance of winning the general election.
RNC Spokesman Brian Walton criticized Clinton for the ad and said she holds political rivals responsible for her problems.
“Throughout her career Senator Clinton has time and time again blamed political opponents for her problems,” Walton said. “With Senator Clinton’s campaign in freefall it is no surprise that she would resort to the same tired excuses.”
–CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich