Sep 18, 2015 12:45 AM

First on NH1 News: Crossroads targets Clinton over emails in new digital ad in NH

NH1 Political Director -

CONCORD – A pro-Republican super PAC that’s been targeting Hillary Clinton is going up with their first paid digital ad in New Hampshire. The spot criticizes the former secretary of state over her controversial use of a private email account and a private server during her four years as America’s top diplomat.

NH1 News has learned that American Crossroads will launch the digital ad Friday. The commercial uses a clip of Clinton’s news conference on August 18 in Las Vegas. In a back and forth with reporters, the Democratic presidential front runner in national polling was asked if she wiped her server.

Her “like with a cloth or something” response was derided by many pundits.

“Hillary Clinton is trying to wipe her email server scandal from the news, but this issue is not going away,” said Ian Prior, Communications Director for American Crossroads. “With a monthly release of her emails, an ongoing FBI investigation and congressional hearings, her continued bad press may end up being the least of her problems.”

The spot is part of a $10,000 buy by American Crossroads, which included a four day run in Iowa earlier this week, when Clinton was in the Hawkeye State, and a three day run in the Granite State starting Friday.

Thursday Clinton held a forum on substance abuse in Laconia before holding a town hall in Concord. Friday Clinton discusses her proposals on college affordability at an event at the University of New Hampshire. While in Durham, Clinton will receive the formal endorsement from Gov. Maggie Hassan.

On Saturday Clinton joins the other Democratic presidential candidates in speaking at the state party’s annual convention, which this year is being held at the Verizon arena in Manchester.

Correct The Record, the outside group defending Clinton from Republican attacks, criticized Crossroads over their new ad.

"It is unfortunate that Republicans have chosen to spend their time spreading repeatedly discredited and entirely baseless claims about Hillary Clinton’s emails, instead of working, as Hillary Clinton has, to address real issues affecting everyday Americans – such as growing the middle class, making college more affordable, and treating the nation's quiet epidemic of drug addiction." said Daniel Wessel, Correct The Record

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