Hillary Launches Spanish Language Ads

Posted: Dec 13, 2007 12:14 PM
Hillary Launches Spanish Language Ads

Hillary Clinton is airing Spanish-language advertisements with Mariachi music in the early primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire.

A Spanish-speaking narrator talks for most of the spot, but portions that feature Clinton and her former president husband are in English with Spanish subtitles.

“I want to be sure that everyone has guaranteed health care coverage, it should not be a matter of privilege, it should be a matter of right,” Clinton says.

At one point a narrator says in Spanish “like Bill Clinton, she will support economic policies that will create millions of jobs.” Later, there is a shot of Mr. Clinton speaking. He says Hillary “will never forget the priorities of middle class and working class Americans.”

The spot discusses Hispanics who don’t have health insurance and those who could lose their homes when subprime mortgage rates reset at higher rates. It does not address immigration reform, border security or disputes related to Clinton’s support for driver’s licenses for illegal aliens.