Exclusive: Clinton for the D Defense

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Congressman Bruce Braley, the Democrat running for re-election against Ben Lange in Iowa’s first congressional district, is the first down ballot candidate to bring the Big Dog to his defense through a TV ad.

The spot, slated to hit Hawkeye TV early this week, employs video from the Democrats’ Charlotte convention, with 42 making the case:

ANNOUNCER: See this lie Ben Lange’s friends are telling about Bruce Braley? It’s not new.

CLINTON: Governor Romney attacked the president for allegedly robbing Medicare of $716 billion. But it’s not true. What the president did was cut unwarranted subsidies to insurance companies. There were no cuts to benefits at all, none. President Obama and Democrats didn’t weaken Medicare, they strengthened Medicare.

BRALEY: I’m Bruce Braley and I approve this message.

Watch the video here.

Note the spot’s cheeky name: “Brass.”

One might ask: is Clinton popular in that part of Iowa?  It is an unnecessary thing to wonder about. Clinton is popular in swing states, and most everywhere.

Braley’s adman, John Del Cecato, also, of course, makes spots for the Obama campaign.

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