December 10th, 2007
05:59 PM ET
14 years ago

Clinton not letting Obama into Nevada alone

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

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Hillary Clinton • Nevada
soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. sam

    ys i belive experiance is a key.we dont want some one in washigton with out experiance.we got eneph problems with one now.we need now clinton back to fix it back we have mrs, we get benifite from both.mrs clinton must talk about the achevements of her husbent not hiding him.

    January 11, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  2. Roy

    Who is Barack Obama?

    Probable U. S. presidential candidate, Barack Hussein Obama was born
    in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., a black MUSLIM
    from Nyangoma-Kogel, Kenya and Ann Dunham, a white ATHEIST from
    Wichita, Kansas.
    Obama's parents met at the University of Hawaii. When Obama was two
    years old, his parents divorced. Hi s father returned to Kenya. His
    mother then married Lolo Soetoro, a RADICAL Muslim from Indonesia.?
    When Obama was 6 years old, the family relocate to Indonesia. Obama
    attended a MUSLIM school in Jakarta. He also spent two years in a
    Catholic school.

    Obama takes great care to conceal the fact that he is a Muslim. He is
    quick to point out that, "He was once a Muslim, but that he also
    attended Catholic school."

    Obama's political handlers are attempting to make it appear that
    that he is not a radical.

    Obama's introduction to Islam came via his father, and that this
    influence was temporary at best. In reality, the senior Obama returned
    to Kenya soon after the divorce, and never again had any direct
    influence over his son's education.

    Lolo Soetoro, the second husband of Obama's mother, Ann Dunham,
    introduced his stepson to Islam. Obama was enrolled in a Wahabi school
    in Jakarta.

    Wahabism is the RADICAL teaching that is followed by the Muslim
    terrorists who are now waging Jihad against the western world. Since
    it is politically expedient to be a CHRISTIAN when seeking major
    public office in the United States, Barack Hussein Obama has joined
    the United Church of Christ in an attempt to downplay his Muslim
    background. ALSO, keep in mind that when he was sworn into office he
    DID NOT use the Holy Bible, but instead the Koran.

    Barack Hussein Obama will NOT recite the Pledge of Allegiance nor
    will he show any reverence for our flag. While others place their
    over their hearts, Obama turns his back to the flag and slouches.

    Let us all remain alert concerning Obama's expected presidential

    The Muslims have said they plan on destroying the US from the inside
    out, what better way to start than at the highest level – through the
    President of the United States, one of their own!!!!

    January 11, 2008 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  3. David Snider

    ****Lou. January 9, 2008 1:52 am ET

    Your change brough me despair old man. Your life is on my watch, and on my behalf and the behalf of million of Americans who will never see social security when they are your age. Enjoy

    Hillary is nothing without Bill. Give her up, She doesnt represent America! She may play a crucial role in politics(children / women rights) , but she despises what I believe an elected official represents. I dont want a certainly money hungry organizations buying my elected official. Offcials should be clean from dirt! I demand it. The Clintons have been spreading lies recently (learn the actually facts before responding) about Obama. How is he a fairy tale dreamer when he supported a 300 billion dollar spending bill to feed/secure our troops in Iraq? I DO support the war in iraq. i think it is getting better, but this vote had nothing to do with Divisions. Obamas vote was strictly for the troops only, not republicans or democrats. Obama knows that to not support the troops in Iraq this time, will mean it will be that much harder to get them out in 2009! lets do it..... And what???? YES........................WE CAN

    American Soldiers, See you back in 2009!!!!!

    I have nothing against Obama against the war. I praise him for it. Diplomacy would of been way better. Would it have worked? Probably not but I do believe his answer to his Pre-war support question. If you havent realized a man of principles, you havent realized SH@T in this world, plain and simple. WAKE UP people, we recognize talent!
    Much Love!!!!
    Obama 08

    January 12, 2008 06:39 am at 6:39 am |
  4. Bev

    It does not do any good to leave a message regarding the election, unless it is in favor of what the Good Ole Boys want to hear. I have left three messages in favor of Hillary Clinton, of which none have been repeated! Why is this? are the Good Ole Boys that scared to have a woman president, to show up all previous men that have attempted to right the problems of our country, but have failed !! Isn't it time to have a woman run this country the way any Mother has reared any child she has birthed to be an upstanding citizen and obey the rules of our country. No woman has ever sent our boys and girls into battle for the sake of all the money they achieve at the cost of our dead men and women that have sacrified their lives for a few more dollars in their coffers? My cry is "GO FOR THE BRASS RING WE WOMEN NEED YOU!!!!!

    January 12, 2008 06:55 am at 6:55 am |
  5. charlotte

    Cheryl,co-presidency, yeah, 2 for 1 again

    January 12, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  6. Al, San Francisco, CA

    Hillary is a good candidate with ready answers to all problems; but she is not
    going to win any more states than Al Gore and Kerry. People (even core
    democrates) do not get excited about Hillary ticket. Obama can be compated to
    JFK and Robert Kennedy. Yes he had some drug problem which he talked about
    in his book. Yes his middle name is Hussain. But you know those things did not
    matter to Iowa and New H. (he was a close 2nd) voters. And if I look at both the
    candidates, I somehow trust Obama. He is perceived to be honest, humble and
    truthful. I do not feel the same way about Hillary. I think that's very important.
    Remember George Bush and Kerry. Somehow Bush was perceived to be
    honest, humble and down to earth and that's why he won. People say kerry lost
    because of swift boat thing. I do not believe so. Kerry lost because of him and not
    for other reason. he could not connect to people as Bush did. And Obama connects to people. And when people connect to a candidate, they overlook
    allegation. People paid no attention to Bush missing his military duty (which was
    a serious thing)

    January 12, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  7. hopeless

    Obama is a over inflated mouth piece. Wake up people before it is too late. Obama is not much different from Hillary just very inexperience. I think he has a lot in common with George – Get real people the most important office in the world and you are going to vote for another Bush – Current pres made you feel good and laugh at his statements. Obama just makes you feel good. THAT IS NOT A REASON TO ELECT A PRESIDENT. THIS IS NOT A DRUG WHERE YOU NEED TP FEEL GOOD....WAKE UP>>>>What kind of change is he REALLY TALKING ABOUT...

    I am tired of people bad mouthing Hillary - especially woman....she is a strong woman who works hard -what is the problem with that....are you not a hard working person .... the fact that Obama did not vote YES OR NO for the war in the first place is little to talk many of you suppported the WAR...

    his only real name to fame is his speech in 2004 other then that he has possibly an average record...he keeps his policies quiet since when he does open his mouth to be specfic you realize his inexperience...I rather take my chance with an experienced Republican then with Obama....

    January 17, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
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