Warren releases two ads in Iowa one week out from caucuses

Warren releases two ads in Iowa one week out from caucuses
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenFederal Reserve officials' stock trading sparks ethics review Manchin keeps Washington guessing on what he wants Warren, Daines introduce bill honoring 13 killed in Kabul attack MORE (D-Mass.) has launched two ads in Iowa as the campaign hits its final week ahead of the state’s first-in-the-nation caucuses.

The two ads from the top-tier Democratic hopeful take different tones, with one entitled “Betsy” and focusing on Republican family members in Warren's family who pledge to vote for her and another entitled “Why She Will Beat Him” which emphasizes Trump’s upper-class status growing up.

The “Betsy” clip plays audio of Warren’s brothers, niece and nephew praising the senator while clips show the Massachusetts progressive interacting with her family.  


“Many of our family are Republicans, but every single one of us love Aunt Betsy  and we’d do anything in the world for her,” Warren’s nephew Mark says in the ad, while sporting a Warren campaign hat. 

“The whole world will be a better place with her being president, not just rich people in the world, everybody in the world,” he added at the end.

The second ad starts by contrasting Trump’s life with Warren’s, saying the president grew up in “a mansion in New York City,” receiving millions of dollars from his father, while the senator grew up in Oklahoma, and her father was a janitor.

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them,” the narrator says. “Trump’s life taught him how to get rich on the backs of others. Elizabeth Warren will be a president who works for you.”


Recent Iowa polls have shown Warren sitting in fourth place in the Hawkeye State, behind fellow progressive Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBriahna Joy Gray: Push toward major social spending amid pandemic was 'short-lived' Sanders 'disappointed' in House panel's vote on drug prices Manchin keeps Washington guessing on what he wants MORE (I-Vt.), former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race On The Money: Democrats get to the hard part Health Care — GOP attorneys general warn of legal battle over Biden's vaccine mandate MORE and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegLGBT film festival to premiere documentary about Pete Buttigieg Pete and Chasten Buttigieg welcome twins Coalition urges Democrats to restore billion in transit funding MORE.

But Warren is currently neck and neck with Biden and Sanders atop polling in the Super Tuesday states ahead of the vote in those states in March, according to a CBS News poll.