Clinton, Rudy, Romney Release New Ads
Clinton Gets Assist From Constituent in New Ad
Hillary Clinton is running a new 30-second spot starring Joe Ward, of Lisbon, N.Y. (which is in the Northern-most corner of New York State -- almost in Canada). Ward says in the ad that his son, Joel, needed a bone marrow transplant that his insurance company would not cover, and that his family could not afford.
"We called Sen. Clinton and asked for help. Her office called the next day, letting us know the hospital was going to absorb the cost of the transplant," Ward says. "Now her opponents are saying that Hillary can't be trusted? I trusted this woman to save my son's life, and she did," he concludes.
Ward has appeared in ads for Clinton before. Politico's Ben Smith points out that Ward appeared in a Clinton ad during her 2006 reelection campaign.
Giuliani Touts 'Leadership' in Ad #2
Rudy Giuliani's second ad is called "Leadership." The 30-second spot will air in the New Hampshire and Boston TV markets (the Boston market reaches into Southern New Hampshire).
This ad is just as much biography as Rudy's first one, and touts his leadership as mayor of New York.
"I believe I've had the most leadership experience of anyone that's running," Giuliani says. "It's not just holding executive positions, like Mayor of New York, or United States Attorney, or third ranking official in the Reagan Justice Department. It's having held those positions in time of crisis."
Once again Rudy says that voters are "not going to find perfection, but they're going to find somebody who has dealt with crisis almost on a regular basis and has had results. And in many cases, exceptional results. Results people thought weren't possible."
Romney Discusses the 'American Family'
Just as families gather for Thanksgiving Week, Mitt Romney releases a new one called, "American Family." It co-stars his wife, Ann, and shows the couple speaking with other couples about the importance of family. It will air in Iowa and New Hampshire.
"The future of this country is more affected by the work that goes on within the four walls of the home than anything else," Mitt says. "You teach kids about what TV to watch. You teach them how to read," he continues. "And that's how we raised our boys, is knowing that they were the focus," Ann says.
-- Ed O'Keefe
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