Hillary Clinton goes on the air in Georgia with first TV ad

Hillary Clinton will soon be the first presidential candidate on the air in Georgia.

The Democratic candidate has made a “five-figure” ad buy on WSB-TV in Atlanta with a new military-themed spot called “Sacrifice,” said a Clinton campaign official with knowledge of the buy who was not authorized to speak on the record.

WSB reporter Lori Geary said the ad is designed to “test the waters” to see whether Georgia truly is a battleground state. Polls have consistently shown Clinton and Trump in a tight race.

When the ad debuts, Clinton will become the first presidential candidate to air a general election ad in Georgia since then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama made a last brief foray onto the state’s airwaves in late October 2008.

The ad buy follows a six-figure cash infusion by the Clinton campaign into the Democratic Party of Georgia, as well as news that both the campaign and the Democratic National Committee have dispatched staff to the state to boost the party’s efforts. Both Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump have Georgia campaign headquarters, and each has a few paid staff on the ground.

Clinton’s 30-second ad features a series of veterans and families silently listening to Trump’s proclamations that he knows “more about ISIS than the generals do” and that U.S. Sen. John McCain, a POW in Vietnam, is “not a war hero.”

It also features Trump telling an interviewer that he has made “a lot of sacrifices” comparable those made by a family whose loved one died in battle.

Among those veterans featured on screen is Max Cleland, the former Georgia secretary of state and U.S. senator who lost three limbs in Vietnam.

“Donald Trump compares his business record to the sacrifices of the men and women who have dedicated their lives and lost loved ones in battle for their country,” Rucker Culpepper, the director of Clinton’s veterans and military families get-out-the-vote efforts, said in a statement. “From his attacks on Gold Star families to his insulting comments towards prisoners at war, Trump has been disrespecting our veterans and military for decades, proving he’s unqualified and temperamentally unfit to be commander in chief. Our veterans deserve better.”

Trump’s campaign countered Tuesday by announcing that 88 retired U.S. generals and admirals endorsed the Republican’s campaign. That group includes retired Air Force Brigadier Gen. Troy Tolbert of Georgia.

“Hillary Clinton has told the American people that she will continue President Obama’s failed foreign policy that has left our great nation weaker and our military neglected,” Tolbert said in a statement. “Her deeply flawed decisions while serving as secretary of state, particularly regarding Libya, the wider Middle East and Russia, along with her inability to properly handle our nation’s most closely guarded secrets, prove she is unfit to be commander in chief.”

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194 comments
Bob Miller
Bob Miller

Where did the five figures come from?? Oh that's right George SOROS

Robert Badosky
Robert Badosky

Thanks for the warning, if I see Hillary on WSB, I'll switch the channel...

CharlesThomas Duke
CharlesThomas Duke

Clinton is a crooked person a liar con artist thief a murderer and is highly corrupt person and is not a person of good ethics or morality.

Mike Dougherty
Mike Dougherty

Why pay for TV ads? Bookman's been promoting her for over a year!

Sonny Underwood
Sonny Underwood

I am so ashamed that they think GA is in play for the democrats Lets go GA for TRUMP

Connie Denby
Connie Denby

She is a full blown liar, that does not know what "Truth" is.

Rusty Taylor
Rusty Taylor

She can afford to advertise anywhere she wants because she has all this Global Banking money.

Stephen Scruggs
Stephen Scruggs

Forgot Killary fired from watergate committee for being dishonest. She is a liar.

Stephen Scruggs
Stephen Scruggs

I guess some people need another fact check. What I'm about to tell you are only the facts - historical facts, not rumors, not hearsay just plain undeniable facts. (This is only a small percentage of a much longer list) Of the two candidates running for president: Only Hillary Clinton was caught lying to congress. Only Hillary Clinton was fired from a job for being unethical. Only Hillary Clinton ordered the deletion of over 30 thousand emails after she was ordered to hand the server containing them over to the Feds. Only Hillary Clinton got the rapist of a teenage girl off on rape charges and then laughed about it during an interview. Only Hillary Clinton lied to the American people about Benghazi. Only Hillary Clinton lied to the American people about her emails. Only Hillary Clinton lied about being under sniper fire after landing in Bosnia. Only Hillary Clinton lied about actually lying to the American people. Only Hillary Clinton was involved in “Cash Cow “ Only Hillary Clinton nationally belittled her husband's sexual harassment (and rape) accusers. Only Hillary Clinton is a career politician. Only Hillary Clinton will not release her speeches to Goldman Sachs and other banks. Only Hillary Clinton is tied to Monsanto. Only Hillary Clinton was labeled “Extremely careless “about national security by the FBI. Only Hillary Clinton said she will raise taxes on the middle class. Surprising right? Watch the speech. Only Hillary Clinton benefited from the DNC rigging an election. Bernie never had a chance. Only Hillary Clinton had to return stolen items from the White House. Only Hillary Clinton said the Benghazi victim's parents were lying. Only Hillary Clinton wants you to vote for her based on her gender. Only Hillary Clinton has been investigated by the FBI and found to have put national security at risk. Only Hillary Clinton made congress and others spend millions and millions of tax dollars having hearings and investigating her to find that she lied, that would not have been spent if she would have simply told the truth in the first place! Fact - all facts! Only Hillary Clinton regularly cussed out and belittled her Secret Service detail. But you are going to vote for her because.... you don't like Donald Trump? That is insane! I will never understand how any moral person in good conscience could vote for this woman.

Arden Jones
Arden Jones

You can't provide a single price of factual evidence for any of those claims.

Oswald Mccrory
Oswald Mccrory

You must be one of the uneducated white women that are voting for Trump! Now List the facts about Trump. He makes Hillary look like a Saint. When, if ever, he shows his tax returns you will know what a lier he is. But we know he is from what he says everyday.

Jlee Mares
Jlee Mares

Oswald Mccrory When Hillary shows her emails.

Tracy Wayne Congdon
Tracy Wayne Congdon

Stephen you are indeed a Trump man, you lie with no guilt or regrets, not one single accusation you just made is or ever was true , you are a disgrace to all people who believe in honesty , you should be ashamed but you are obviously to stupid to be ashamed , I'm guessing you have been a habitual liar all of your miserable life.

Dianne Storey
Dianne Storey

Shut up Killary we republican are not interested that live in Ga. You don't stand a snowball chance in $$$$ with the republican vote and hopefully the democrats are listening to you rant and rave. Oh yeah isn't that what you said about Trump he says to much will you have let your mouth overload $$$. Never Killary! Sick physically mentally and emotionally ! Killary for Prison 2016 !!!

Mary Hollis
Mary Hollis

....we are sick of seeing her! GEORGIA is Republican!

Tam Bernard
Tam Bernard

Very telling, that's a good sign for Georgia...she is desperate and figured she'd reach out to we "ignorant red-necks" and perhaps sway a few of us. NOT!

Linda Bowen
Linda Bowen

I'm in Ga. and switch channels every time!!

Beverly Arnold
Beverly Arnold

this is why she is leading in media polls ....IF YOU HAD A HUNCH THE NEWS SYSTEM WAS SOMEWHAT RIGGED AND YOU COULDN'T PUT YOUR FINGER ON IT, THIS MIGHT HELP YOU SOLVE THE PUZZLE. ABC News executive producer Ian Cameron is married to Susan Rice, National Security Adviser. CBS President David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes, Obama's Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications. ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman is married to former Whitehouse Press Secretary Jay Carney ABC News and Univision reporter Matthew Jaffe is married to Katie Hogan, Obama's Deputy Press Secretary ABC President Ben Sherwood is the brother of Obama's Special Adviser Elizabeth Sherwood CNN President Virginia Moseley is married to former Hillary Clinton's Deputy Secretary Tom Nides. there might be a little bias in the news?

Oswald Mccrory
Oswald Mccrory

You really are quite STUPID! You must have one of those Trump sex toys!

Jlee Mares
Jlee Mares

Oswald Mccrory No you are quite stupid

Sue Human Birchfield
Sue Human Birchfield

You must have kill-liary stuck in your mouth because only sh** is coming out. Vote TRump November 8th

Jack Routt
Jack Routt

You keep drinking the kool aid kiddo. You are really un informed.

John Watson
John Watson

Dont know who you are but i can bet you moved down here from up state where most of them dam liberals are from. Because if u was a true Georgian you would be voting trump. So go back and look at them planes hitting them towers and watch them people jumping out of them towers and think about it a minute. Its the same dam people that Hillary wants to over flow our country with. Vote Trump have a heart

Shawna Macy
Shawna Macy

Wherever did you find this info ; she failed the bar exam several times, no reputable persons would hire her, corruption is her game , pay to play foundation , deleted subpoenaed emails that as well pertained to Benghazi ( 4 people died ) doesn't know that C stands for classified ( lied ) .. this is what a qualified person has a background of ?? Not for me \U0001f44d

Becky Anderson
Becky Anderson

Luann Garrett, you are absolutely right on. There are many intelligent people in Georgia, we are behind your message 100% and we vote. Thanks for writing so eloquently.

Barbara Chancey Wilder
Barbara Chancey Wilder

I think that Donald Trump is supposed to be in Georgia on Monday. Newt Gingrich had a place on Facebook. I think at Kennesaw University. Did anyone see that besides me?

Shelly Eigen
Shelly Eigen

No, but, Newt THINKS he still has a 'spot' in Ga. -- don't think so -- an embarassment to himself, his Party and his family -- including ex's -- piece of work of the HIGHEST order -- if Trump has aligned -- Good -- tells/shows his TRUE stripes -- for himself only -- nobody else -- all his freakin' life!

Joyce Atkinson
Joyce Atkinson

Newt Gingrich is highly intelligent and knows his stuff ....so yes there is ABSOLUTELY a place for him in GEORGIA... TRUMP PENCE 2016

Wayne Smith
Wayne Smith

I really hope Georgia stands up against socialism . communist. It's not dem or rep, it's America vs socialist that want to destroy America.

CharlesThomas Duke
CharlesThomas Duke

Forgive me far my language but I write how I feel.shes done nothing productive for the united States and I don't see her doing anything productive in the future or her making America great

William Osborne
William Osborne

SHE IS RUNNING BEHIND TRUMP AND THAT IS THE OUTCOME ON ELECTION DAY

Erik Moore
Erik Moore

But she turned the state competitive - he has to worry about GA along with the other 30 states he needs to win. In other words, he's already lost....

Oswald Mccrory
Oswald Mccrory

You are living a dream, you will wake up election day, who ever wins. He and his pall Putin have great plans for the stupid people who voted for him!

Freddie Cole
Freddie Cole

Don't watch, don't watch, boycott killary.

Meloney Martin
Meloney Martin

your five figure ad can't buy me or my family in Georgia.