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Clinton and Obama's Latest Indiana Ads

Both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are airing new TV ads in Indiana.

For starters, Obama is airing a 60-second biographical message called "Opportunity." This message -- complete with old family photos, grainy black and white video, and emphasis on his grandmother's work in a bomber factory -- also ran in Pennslyvania, a state economicially and demographically similar to Indiana.

Clinton is also airing a 30-second biography of her own. "Dreams" reminds Hoosier State voters that Clinton also grew up in neighboring Ilinois.

Meanwhile, Obama is airing several other spots, many that have previously aired in other states.

"Nothing's Changed" is a spot Obama also aired in Pennsylvania that features him stating he does not accept political donations from lobbyists or oil companies. This spot started several days' worth of televised back and forth about whether or not Obama has accepted money from oil companies or their employees:

"For Decades" also tells viewers that Obama will not accept political donations from Washington lobbyists.

"Toughest" tells Indiana the story of Obama's Illinois legislative career, and once again reminds them he does not accept lobbyist donations:

"Join" previously aired in Pennsylvania. It's an empowerment message aimed at younger voters:

An earlier version of "Enough" aired in Iowa. This version asks viewers to "Vote Early Now" in Indiana:

-- Ed O'Keefe

By Ed O'Keefe |  April 29, 2008; 5:50 PM ET Ad Watch , Barack Obama
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Rumor has it (more then a rumor) Clinton will get out in June. It is all the insiders are talking about. It is over there is no more need to discuss

Posted by: Anonymous | April 29, 2008 7:31 PM

I thought she was from Scranton Pennslyvania. Yes, this prooves Hillary Clinton will say and do anything to win. I'ts almost as laughable as her gas tax that she stole for Mccain who admittable stated he's not keen on economics. How transparent does she have to be before people can see through her. She a good manipulator but this is ridiculous. She wants to give Americans a one time $ 25-30 dollars relief and depleat our infrastructure fund that repairs the roads and bridges inwhich is needed to repair them. I don't see that as a leader or an improvement. It's clear that she's just pandering to tally votes for her desperate need to win Indiana. Why cant you people see that she isn't sincere about anything she says, remember this is the womana who's been advocating for healthcare for 16 years, since she was first Lady and 16 years later nothing. Obama 08

Posted by: Anonymous | April 29, 2008 9:02 PM

I agree, Hillary Clinton made a big deal about being from Scranton Pennslyvania and now she's from Illinos. She is clearly pandering to win votes in Indiana and I hope it back fires. Obama is opposed it because he's telling the AMerican people the truth. If youv'e notice later on the stump he's been talking about the truth lately. I wonder if he's talking about Hillary Clintons lie about her experience in Bosnia under sniper fire. Hillary Clinton is on the Stump in Indiana talking about Nafta and Free trade Agreements and how she wants to renegotiate them. Wasn't it her husband and her working rigorously to pass it. It's funny her and Mccain agreeing on the same sheme. If she wins Indiana it proves that people really are satisfied with their condiditions.

Posted by: Janice | April 29, 2008 9:10 PM

Very deep insiders are saying today Hillary will drop out in June. All the insiders are talking about it so this whole thing is a moot point anymore. It's over the party has suffered enough damage they have determined. It is now just letting Hillary get out gracefully with the minimum amount of embarrassment. You will be hearing about it on all the channels in the next couple of days.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 29, 2008 9:17 PM

What a hypocrite Hillary Clinton is how many state is she going to claim while being the senator from not P.A. nor IL but New York inwhich she never lived until her run for senate. I agree the gas tax is not a good but terrible solution due to the repercussions on homeowners Property Assessment tax that is suject to increase substantialy

Posted by: Jack | April 29, 2008 9:18 PM

Wait till she gets to Puerto Rico she will be saying her father was a poor fisherman and the inspiration for Hemingway's "Old man and the sea". No wait, that's Cuba, what does she care, never let the facts get in the way of a good story. You know the sad thing, Is to think the voting public feeds into this kind of silly pandering. They say, people get the representatives they deserve. Oh well. Hillary's voting base are toothless morons, that is all you can think. How could they be so stupid to support such a bad candidate.


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"I thought she was from Scranton Pennslyvania. Yes, this prooves Hillary Clinton will say and do anything to win. I'ts almost as laughable as her gas tax that she stole for Mccain who admittable stated he's not keen on economics. How transparent does she have to be before people can see through her. She a good manipulator but this is ridiculous. She wants to give
Americans a one time $ 25-30 dollars relief and depleat our infrastructure fund that repairs the roads and bridges inwhich is needed to repair them. I don't see that as a leader or an improvement. It's clear that she's just pandering to tally votes for her desperate need to win Indiana. Why cant you people see that she isn't sincere about anything she says, remember this is the womana who's been advocating for healthcare for 16 years, since she was first Lady and 16 years later nothing. Obama 08"

Posted by: | April 29, 2008 9:02 PM"

Posted by: Anonymous | April 29, 2008 9:37 PM

Hillary Clinton stated that her Grandparents were from Scranton and that she spent summers there as a child.

She grew up in Illinois.

1. Grandparents from Scranton
2. Parents and Hillary lived in Illinois.

Just telling voters the truth.

Posted by: cheryl | April 30, 2008 11:15 AM

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