Biden asks Iowa voters in final ad to 'imagine all the progress we can make'
Democratic White House hopeful Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE in his last ad before the Iowa caucuses is emphasizing his electability and asking voters to imagine what could happen if he is elected in November.
“Imagine all the progress we can make in the next four years. Imagine a country where affordable health care is a right, not a privilege,” the former vice president says in the ad, which was first reported by Politico.
“What we imagine today, you can make a reality,” he adds. “But first we need to beat Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE. Then there will be no limit to what we can do.”
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Biden in the ad also lists priorities such as health care legislation and an assault weapons ban.
The 30-second spot will reportedly run on Iowa TV stations and on the streaming service Hulu through next Monday, when Iowa voters will turn out for the first contest of the 2020 primary.
Biden trails a surging Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) by 3 percentage points in Iowa, according to a RealClearPolitics average of recent polling. Sanders has 25 percent support just days before the caucuses, compared to Biden’s 22 percent.
The former vice president has sought to emphasize his moderate views and electability as he faces off against Sanders, a hero of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party.