Clinton and Obama will both debut ads in Nevada on Tuesday.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (CNN) -– These days, every Obama action seems to have an equal and opposite Clinton reaction.
On the eve of Barack Obama’s first ad on Nevada television, Hillary Clinton’s campaign announced Monday that she would also debut an ad in the Silver State Tuesday, titled “New Beginnings.” The spot is already airing in the early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire.
While the Illinois senator’s 30-second ad focuses on reform and a refusal to take campaign contributions from lobbyists and political action committees, Clinton’s 60-second spot features a broader message, calling for “a new beginning” for issues like health care, education and foreign policy. In the ad, she points to “a very clear record of 35 years fighting for children and families, fighting for working people, fighting for our future.”
The message comes on the heels of recent polls that show Iowa Democrats say they are looking for change this campaign season, and believe Obama is more likely to provide it than Clinton.
The latest poll numbers in Nevada reflect the recent early primary state trend of Obama closing the gap on the New York senator. A Mason-Dixon poll released Sunday showed Clinton seems to have lost a solid double-digit lead in the state, although she remains ahead of Obama, 34 percent to 26 percent. The margin of error for the survey was plus or minus 4 percentage points.
Obama and Clinton’s ads will be the first presidential spots in Nevada this cycle for both parties.
- CNN Nevada Producer Alexander Marquardt