Hillary Clinton will be going on the air in North Carolina tomorrow with a 60-second ad, "Ask Me," that makes an economic pitch. The ad is her first in the state.
Barack Obama's latest spot that focuses on the middle-class squeeze - "For Decades" - hit the air in Pennsylvania today. The 30-second ad debuted in Indiana last week, and is already on the air in North Carolina.
(Full Clinton script after the jump)
Hi, if you are looking for a typical political commercial, switch the channel.
This isn't a typical election, and these are not typical times.
The economy is reeling and as I talk with people across North Carolina, I hear about the crushing cost of healthcare from Winston-Salem to Fayetteville.
I hear stories about families going into debt to send their children to college.
Military families from Fort Bragg tell me their deep concerns about how we're treating our veterans.
Teachers and parents tell me that No Child Left Behind just isn't working.
And everywhere, North Carolinians tell me the middle class is just getting slammed.
I want to hear from you.
Because this election isn't about me, it is about you.
So let's have a conversation.
Just go to http://www.NCAskMe.com, log in and speak up.
And then I'll be getting back to you here on TV to answer your questions and offer some solutions.
It's nice talking with you.
I'm Hillary Clinton and I approve this message.