Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton ramped up her general election campaign against Republican opponent Donald Trump on Thursday, releasing ads that will air in eight states considered toss-ups in the general election.Notice what states are missing? Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. The campaign must believe those states are pretty safe, and I'm in agreement. And it's especially nice to see North Carolina on the list, considering it's a state that Obama didn't win four years ago. Playing offense...I like it!
The pair of television ads highlight Clinton’s focus on children and families and her policy and advocacy work on issues like health care, education and women’s rights.
According to the Clinton campaign, they aim to distinguish Clinton as someone “who spent her life fighting for families and children,” and admonish Trump as someone “who has always put himself first.”
Both ads, the first ones geared toward the general election, will air over the next six weeks in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia. Those all have been battleground states in recent presidential elections and are part of an “eight-figure” ad buy, according to her campaign.
These two new uplifting ads join a striking contrast ad from earlier this week. Watch: