Obama is out with a new ad in Iowa that showcases his well-received Jefferson-Jackson speech.
(CNN) – Democrat Barack Obama’s campaign debuted a new 60-second ad in Iowa Thursday that stresses his outsider credentials.
The spot, which is drawn from footage of the Illinois senator’s well-received speech at the Iowa Democratic Party’s Jefferson Jackson Dinner, doesn’t directly mention his chief presidential rival, Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York – but it does reference the partisan battles of the last Clinton presidency.
"I don't wanna spend the next year or the next four years refighting the same fights that we had in the 1990s,” says the Illinois senator. “I don't wanna pit red America against blue America. I want to be the President...of the United States of America."
Campaign officials say the ad will run in heavy rotation statewide.