Clinton's presidential campaign airs its first TV ads

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton is airing the first television ads of her presidential race.

The $2 million ad buys start on Tuesday and run in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. They focus on Clinton's work on behalf of families and relationship with her late mother- central themes of her early campaign.

The ads are an effort by her campaign to reintroduce Clinton to voters as a progressive fighter who understands the struggles of average Americans.

While Clinton leads the Democratic primary field, she faces a challenge from Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who has attracted big crowds with his liberal economic message. Vice President Joe Biden is also weighing whether to enter the race - a decision that could complicate Clinton's path to her party's nomination.

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