(CNN) - President Barack Obama's re-election team came out Friday with a new TV commercial that touts what the campaign calls the president's "commitment to keeping college affordable and attainable for all Americans."
The ad starts with pictures of a young Obama with his mother, Ann Dunham, with the narrator saying "his mother got him up before dawn to do school work. She knew what it meant for his future. With hard work and student aid, his life was transformed."
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The 30 second spot ends with the narrator saying that "today higher education means even more the middle class, giving young people the chance to compete, like he did. So he doubled funding for college grants, capped federal student loan payments, passed the largest college tax credit ever. For their future, and ours."
The ad began running Friday in Florida and Nevada, two battleground states. The Obama campaign says the commercial is one of the spots they're running in their $20 million plus ad buy for the month of May.
The Obama campaign says that keeping college affordable is "a critical part of the President's blueprint" on the economy.