Clinton, Obama unveil new TV ads

Hillary Clinton‘s campaign rolled out a new green-themed California television ad today; here it is:

The campaign just held a teleconference with reporters to discuss the new ad. Former Rep. Lynn Schenk, D-San Diego, said Clinton resonates with Californians because “she has a long proven track record on delivering positive change toward helping the environment.”

Clinton California campaign director Ace Smith said “we’re building on incredible momentum we’re seeing in California” such as the United Farm Workers‘ endorsement yesterday in Salinas and big turnouts for the candidate’s and former President Bill Clinton’s visits to California last week. The new ad is running in every broadcast and cable market in the state, Smith said — “a very substantial buy,” though he said he never discusses specific dollar figures.

Meanwhile, Barack Obama rolled out three new ads today in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, New Mexico and Utah, all of which (like California) are among the 22 states holding their primaries Feb. 5:

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • Vitorrio

    January 25, 2008 4:43 pm ET

    If one candidate is trying to scare you, and the other’s trying to get you to think; if one is appealing to your fears, and the other is appealing to your hopes – it seems to me you ought to vote for the person who wants you to think and hope.” — Bill Clinton 10/26/2004

    Vote for Obama on Feb 5th!

  • Backlash

    I am not for either I like the Fair Tax, but the truth should be know about Bill Clinton…

    How can you put your security in her hands when she condone her spouse actions. Women need real security not false hopes and empty promises.

    Clinton accused of 1978 hotel rape

    By Martin Kettle in Washington
    Saturday February 20, 1999

    Just a week after his acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial, Bill Clinton faces a fresh scandal about his past sexual conduct after a former campaign worker alleged that he raped her 21 years ago.

    Juanita Broaddrick, who now runs a nursing-home business in Arkansas, told the Wall Street Journal that Mr Clinton raped her in the Camelot Hotel in Little Rock in 1978, when he was the state attorney-general.

    The newspaper reports that Mr Clinton persuaded Mrs Broaddrick to have coffee with him in her hotel room during a conference of nursing home administrators in 1978. She alleges that he then forced her on to the bed, where he held her down, bit her lips and raped her.