Watch Bernie Sanders’ First Television Ad (VIDEO)


Bernie Sanders’ first television commercials will be launched in two states beginning this Tuesday, his campaign announced on November 1.

Titled “Real Change,” the advertisement begins by quickly telling of Sanders’ personal background:

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The son of a Polish immigrant who grew up in a Brooklyn tenement, he went to public schools, then college, where the work of his public life began: fighting injustice and inequality.

It then moves on to the stances Sanders has demonstrated in his Congressional career: pro-labor, pro-education, anti-Wall Street and anti-Iraq. The ad closes with scenes of Sanders speaking to large crowds in recent campaign appearances.

People are sick and tired of establishment politics and they want real change.

Here’s the advertisement:

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Sanders’ campaign says it will spend $2 million to air the one-minute video in Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two primary states in the 2016 presidential contest. The same advertisement should make it to other states when their primaries approach, his campaign staff told NBC.

He’s currently averaging 34 percent in recent Iowa polls, behind Hillary Clinton by 20. In an average of New Hampshire’s October polls, Sanders leads Clinton 39.2 to 36.8.

The Sanders campaign so far raised $41.2 million through the last filing period, according to the Federal Election Commission, leaving him second to Clinton’s $76.1 million of all presidential candidates in total donations. Just over $26 million was received in the last quarter ending September 30, and his campaign reported a closing balance of $27.1 million in that last filing.

Ben Carson leads Republican candidates with $31.3 million collected, but his campaign already spent most of the money on exorbitant expenses in just one month.


Featured image clipped from YouTube video.

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