(CNN) - John Edwards launched a new ad in South Carolina Friday that highlights the heated back-and-forth between rivals Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama at Monday's CNN Debate in South Carolina.
The ad is the former North Carolina senator's latest effort to draw attention to the ongoing scuffle between his rivals, while painting himself as above the fray.
The 30-second spot, called 'Grown Up,' shows Obama taking a shot at Clinton for once serving on the board of Wal-Mart, and Clinton criticizing Obama's one-time connection to a Chicago slumlord. It ends with Edwards asking that the two candidates focus on the issues instead of political potshots.
The ad echoes comments Edwards has repeatedly made on the trail since the debate - that he represents "the grown up-wing of the Democratic Party."
"I do hope some of you got to see the debate in Myrtle Beach on Monday night," Edwards said at an event in Greenville, South Carolina Thursday night.
"I was proud in that debate to be able to represent the grown-up wing of the Democratic party. And as I said in that debate, all the petty personal squabbling is not going to get a single child health care, it's not going to get a single child the education they need, it's not going to send a single child to college, it's not going to create a single job here in South Carolina where it's so desperately needed."
– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney