Clinton is out with a new ad Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Democrat Hillary Clinton is set to launch a new ad in Iowa and New Hampshire Thursday in what seems to be the New York senator's closing argument, with only eight days left until the first wave of voters weigh in at the polls.
The 30-second spot, "Stakes", isn't narrated. Instead, the ad features still photographs set to dramatic music while text scrolls across the screen.
"A nation at war… Troubles at home…America at a crossroads…Demands a leader…With a Steady Hand," the ad's text says in part.
The new spot comes one day after Clinton launched her final tour of the Hawkeye State - a blitz the campaign is calling, "Big Challenges, Real Solutions – Time To Pick A President.”
The Democratic race in Iowa has been too close to call in most recent polls, with three candidates – Clinton, Barack Obama, and John Edwards – in a dead heat for first place, although one survey released over the holidays seemed to show Clinton breaking away from her presidential rivals.
- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney