- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

After securing a narrow margin of victory in Iowa, and running behind in the polls in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton is rolling out a new advertisement in what her campaign views as their firewall in South Carolina featuring former Attorney General Eric Holder.

In the 30-second television spot, Mr. Holder says “if you want to make sure Republicans don’t take us backward, help Hillary move us forward.”

Mrs. Clinton has been championing her role in the Obama administration as Secretary of State, and promising Democratic voters she will continue Mr. Obama’s legacy if elected. Mr. Obama, in an interview last week, all but endorsed Mrs. Clinton’s candidacy.

The advertisement — the first television spot Mrs. Clinton has released in South Carolina — focuses on her record of fighting for children, civil rights, voting rights, and gun control.

After a virtual delegate tie in Iowa, and trailing Vermont Senator Bernard Sanders in the next primary state of New Hampshire, Mrs. Clinton needs victories in Nevada and South Carolina to help bring momentum to her presidential campaign and stave off Mr. Sanders.

Mrs. Clinton’s team has long said South Carolina remains the former Secretary of State’s firewall, where she holds a commanding lead on Sen. Sanders among African Americans, a key voting block in the state.

The 30-second spot airing this week is part of the campaign’s ad buy in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville-Spartanburg, and Florence-Myrtle Beach, Mrs. Clinton’s campaign said in a statement Tuesday.

 

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