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Bernie Sanders Launches His First Television Ad

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The presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) launched his first television ad on Sunday.

The 30-second spot, titled "Real Change," is slated to go on air in the key early states of Iowa and New Hampshire, and is backed by more than $2 million. The ad focuses on Sanders' background and policy record, stretching back to his time as mayor of Burlington, Vermont.

“People are sick and tired of establishment politics and they want real change," Sanders says in the commercial.

The ad follows several good weeks of headlines for one of his rivals in the race for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton. The former secretary of state has seen her standing improve after the Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas and her testimony at the Benghazi committee on Capitol Hill.

Sanders has closed the gap with Clinton in Iowa, trailing her by nearly 7 percentage points. In New Hampshire, the standing is reversed, with Sanders leading by approximately the same number.

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