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Hillary Clinton’s Super PAC Is Launching Its First Attack Ads Against Donald Trump

May 18, 2016, 4:03 PM UTC
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Primary season may not yet be over, but that hasn’t stopped Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump from turning their attention toward one another and the general election in November.

Clinton already took aim at the presumptive GOP nominee nearly two months ago in a New York-based ad campaign, while Trump (and the rest of the Republican field when they were still in the running) has been targeting Clinton since last summer and recently bestowed the former Secretary of State with one of his trademark insulting nicknames, calling her “Crooked Hillary.” Now, the main super PAC supporting Clinton is joining the fray by airing its first two television attack ads against Trump on broadcast networks in the swing states of Florida, Nevada, Ohio, and Virginia.

That’s according to the New York Times, which also reports that the super PAC, called Priorities USA Action, has invested $6 million in an ad campaign in those states that will last for the next few months, starting with two ads already airing that target Trump directly.

In one ad, called “Speak,” a series of people (mostly women) wearing t-shirts emblazoned with Trump’s face lip sync along with recordings of controversial and misogynistic comments the billionaire real estate mogul and former reality TV star has made in the past and throughout his campaign. A voice-over ends the ad by asking: “Does Donald Trump really speak for you?”

The second ad, titled “Respect,” shows a series of interviews Trump has given in which he’s stated his positions on abortion and Planned Parenthood. Aimed at women voters, the ad ends with the message “Donald Trump is wrong for us.”

Of course, neither candidate has officially earned their respective party’s nomination and Clinton still hasn’t seen off her rival Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primaries. Recently, Trump pulled closer to Clinton in a poll foreshadowing their potential general election matchup.