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New Ads From Clinton, Richardson, Romney

Another Clinton Register Endorsement Ad

Hillary Clinton is airing another TV ad reminding Iowans that she earned the Des Moines Register's endorsement this past weekend.

The ad cites the Register's comments that Clinton's "readiness to lead sets her apart," that she is "emerging as an effective legislator" who "possesses the discipline and skill to get things done."

The first ad is a black-and-white message that shows Clinton reviewing paperwork at a desk. The new ad shows Clinton meeting with supporters, is brighter, and quicker.

Only two days since the Register's endorsement, and we've already seen two ads about it. By comparison, this CNN report from Feb. 3, 2004 notes that "When The Des Moines Register endorsed North Carolina Sen. John Edwards days before Iowa's January 19 caucuses, his media team scrambled to update an ad already on TV, adding the tag line, 'Now Endorsed by Des Moines Register.'"

New Richardson Ad Says Reminds He Wants U.S. 'All Out' of Iraq
As the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll reports that health care is now the top concern of Iowa Democrats, the Bill Richardson campaign is "continuing in its effort to reestablish Iraq as the critical issue in this election," according to a release. The ad will air in Iowa.

"Is there a difference between the Democrats on Iraq? There's a big difference," the ad's announcer says. "Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, and Barack Obama have repeatedly said they'll leave thousands of troops in Iraq indefinitely, even beyond 2013."

Romney Message Highlights His NYC Search
Mitt Romney's latest TV message tells the story of when he shut down his Boston-based company to search New York City for the 14-year-old daughter of one his former business partners. The ad will air in New Hampshire.

"My fourteen year-old daughter had disappeared in New York City for three days. No one could find her," says former Romney associate Robert Gay. "My business partner stepped forward to take charge. He closed the company and brought almost all our employees to New York. He said, 'I don't care how long it takes -- we're going to find her.' He set up a command center and searched through the night. The man who helped save my daughter was Mitt Romney. Mitt's done a lot of things that people say are nearly impossible. But for me, the most important thing he's ever done is to help save my daughter."

Does anyone else find it ironic that the search took place in Rudy Giuliani's hometown?

-- Ed O'Keefe

By Ed O'Keefe |  December 19, 2007; 10:11 AM ET Ad Watch , Bill Richardson , Hillary Rodham Clinton , Mitt Romney
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Loved Bill's ad. he is a nice guy!

Posted by: chris | December 20, 2007 6:41 AM

Which candidate is going to say they will try to raise the minimum wage to $15, go for universal health care, and legalize marriage for people who want polygamy, polyandry, polyamory, gay marriage, group marriage, orgies, bisexuals, and other normal kinds of marriage?? At least stand for the right thing....

Also, why aren't NFL players allowed to dance in the end zone???

Let's get our priorities right.

Posted by: Gail Corbin | December 30, 2007 12:11 PM

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