Continuing her fall campaign push, Hillary Clinton will air her first TV ad in New Hampshire starting today.
The 30-second spot uses footage from Sunday rallies in Concord and Portsmouth to reinforce Clinton's argument that she has the experience and record to bring the change that Democratic voters want on healthcare, the war in Iraq, and other issues.
"If we're ready for change, she's ready to lead," the narrator says at the end of the ad, titled "Change," which will also air in Iowa.
Illinois Senator Barack Obama is countering with a new ad, not-so-coincidentally called "Change." It will run in Iowa and touts his work on ethics reforms in Illinois and requiring more transparency in the federal government.
"We are going to take back our government; we are going to make a change," says Obama, who has been sparring with Clinton over who can deliver change.
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Hsu, whose criminal past has embarrassed the campaigns of presidential candidates including Hillary Clinton, was scheduled to ask a judge to cut in half the $2 million bail he posted last week when he turned himself in after spending 15 years on the lam from a felony theft conviction.
"It's time for the Congress to stand its ground," he said during a conference call with reporters. "If there's no timetable, there should be no funding." The Democratic presidential contender is calling for the immediate withdrawal of 40,000 to 50,000 US troops and the redeployment of the rest over about nine months.