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Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Draft Obama ad hits New Hampshire, DC airwaves
WASHINGTON (CNN) --, a grassroots organization urging Sen. Barack Obama to throw his hat into the 2008 presidential race, hit the New Hampshire and Washington, DC airwaves Wednesday with sixty-second television ad called "Believe Again.

The ad, currently available on the organization's web site, scrolls through still photographs of Obama while clips his from past speeches are played. The ad begins with the words "we can replace fear with hope," and ends with "believe again." -- which officially launched in late November and is not endorsed by Obama -- has bought airtime on local New Hampshire and Washington, DC cable as well as on New Hampshire affiliate WMUR.

A spokeswoman for the organization called it a "moderate rolling buy," but would not provide the specific dollar amount spent.

Ben Stanfield, founder of, says he hopes the ad will show the Illinois Democrat the level of support that exists for his potential presidential run.

"We want to show Senator Obama that there is a rapidly growing movement out there ready to support him if he runs for President," Stanfield said in a statement.

-- CNN's Alexander Mooney and Julie Hofler
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