The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is airing its first ad in early voting states. The ad is a part of a $2 million ad buy in the early primary and caucus states of New Hampshire and Iowa, according to the New York Times.
The ad, titled “Real Change,” is autobiographical. It starts with Sanders’ parentage and childhood in Brooklyn before transitioning to his stances during a 30-year-plus political career, including his opposition to the Iraq war.
The ad focuses on Sanders as the “honest” candidate without mentioning former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The ad’s format is a sharp contrast to Clinton’s early ads, which were framed around interviews with Clinton, despite both serving as an introduction to their respective candidate. Sanders only appearance in the ad is of the senator speaking at a packed campaign rally.
Here’s the ad: