February 23rd, 2008
06:50 PM ET
14 years ago

Clinton pushes debate moment in new ad

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WASHINGTON (CNN) - Democrat Hillary Clinton is launching a new ad in Ohio and Texas Saturday that features portions of her widely-praised final answer in CNN's debate last week - the campaign's latest effort to make the moment a defining one in the New York senator's White House bid.

The 60 second spot called "Resolved" shows much of Clinton's final moment at Thursday's debate during which she said, "You know the hits I've taken are nothing compared to what goes on every single day in the lives of people across our country."

"I resolved at a very young age that I'd been blessed and that I was called by my faith and by my upbringing to do what I could to give others the same opportunities and blessings that I took for granted," Clinton is also seen saying in the ad.

Bill Clinton also sent a fundraising e-mail to supporters Saturday seeking $1.3 million dollars to run the ad in all the March 4 primary states.

"Everyone in the upcoming primary states of Ohio, Texas, Rhode Island, and Vermont needs to see that moment," the former president writes in the e-mail.

The spot is one of four new ads launching in either Ohio or Texas - the two delegate rich states that Clinton's campaign has deemed crucial.

A 30 second spot hitting Texas airwaves called "Deliver" touts the New York senator's accomplishments with regards to healthcare and education, and the ad's narrator, in an implicit swipe at rival Barack Obama, says, "In Texas, when there's work to be done, talk doesn't cut it."

In Ohio, former Sen. John Glenn is the star of a new 30 second ad called "Proud," in which he touts Clinton's economic record: "As long as Annie and I have known her, Hillary's fought for working people," Glenn, who endorsed Clinton earlier this month, says.

Another 30 second ad hitting Ohio airwaves called "level" also pushes the New York senator's economic record, characterizing her as a fighter "for America's middle class."

- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (207 Responses)
  1. Robin Stelling

    would someone please explain to Obama that it is NOT the number of states you win, it is the number of delegates!

    Hillary is in it to win it!

    February 23, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  2. hill

    Shame on you CNN. Why do yo not report Obama's problem. It will be too late. Obama is not good for us and US.

    February 23, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  3. Vig

    Go Hillary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 23, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  4. Jane


    February 23, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  5. Janet J

    ok... you said that in TX

    February 23, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  6. jess

    Hillary: shame on you McCain!

    McCain; why ? becuse i slep with a lobbyist?

    hillary; not realy im use to guys cheating on thier wives. i just like the sound of it

    February 23, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  7. TN_Dave

    The Clinton campaign needs to save their money and pay off their debts. A better ad would be her crying over the flyers explaining her NAFTA and Healthcare view points. Hillary said this was a boxing match, so she throws the first punch and miss, Barack counters and knock her on her azz, she gets up an cry, is this the leader we want in the WH. She needs to stop crying and complaining as well as all of her supporters because she has sent out some mailers on Sen. Obama that was not true. This is Politics 101 and she is failing with a D+.

    February 23, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
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