Edwards and Obama are both going on the air with ads in South Carolina.
COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) - Sen. Barack Obama will make his South Carolina television ad debut Wednesday with a spot that promotes his experience as a community organizer and civil rights attorney.
The 30-second ad, "Hope and Change," features Obama sitting in front of a bay window in mock television interview style offering a similar message to ads already running in Iowa and New Hampshire.
"You know, hope and change haven’t just been campaign slogans for me ... they’ve been the causes of my life," the Illinois Democrat says in the ad.
Meanwhile, John Edwards will start airing the ad "Thanksgiving" Wednesday - his second TV spot in South Carolina.
The ad depicts Edwards in front of the pink house where he was born in Seneca, South Carolina. The former North Carolina senator narrates: "For this place where I was born, and all of you, who have welcomed us into your homes and hearts. Thank you."
The campaign said similar holiday-themed ads will run in Iowa and New Hampshire "through the holiday," although an Edwards’ aide declined to give an exact date.
- CNN South Carolina Producer Peter Hamby