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Hillary Clinton campaign airing two new ads in NC

Screengrab from Hillary Clinton latest ad.
Screengrab from Hillary Clinton latest ad.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Thursday released two new ads in North Carolina designed to suggest Republican Donald Trump is unfit to be America’s commander-in-chief.

One shows Trump responding to a question of who he consulted with. “I’m speaking with myself, because I have a very good brain,” he replied. The other shows the host of NBC’s Meet the Press asking Trump who he talked to for military advice. “I watch the shows,” he said, “… your show and all the other shows.”

After those different openings, each ad carries the same narration and footage of Clinton speaking to world leaders such as Vladimir Putin as secretary of state. They call Clinton “a steady leader in an unsteady world.”

Andrew Bates, Clinton’s N.C. spokesman, said the ads are part of an “eight-figure” buy in eight battleground states.

Priorities USA Action, a super PAC aligned with Clinton, plans to spend $11 million on N.C. TV ads, including some with Emily’s List. Its first ad started last month.

Neither the Trump campaign nor its allies have aired ads in the state.

Jim Morrill: 704-358-5059, @jimmorrill