HILLARY CLINTON:  13:00:35;01             LOOK, I HAVE BEEN WORKING TOWARD CLOSING THE GAP BETWEEN PEOPLE, POOR PEOPLE, AND WELL-OFF PEOPLE PRIMARILY ALL MY ADULT LIFE.I WENT TO WORK FOR THE CHILDREN'S DEFENSE FUND, I HELPED TO REFORM THE EDUCATION SYSTEM IN ARKANSAS. I WAS A LEGAL SERVICES LAWYER DEFENDING POOR PEOPLE. I WENT TO WORK TO TRY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE GOT HEALTHCARE IN THE BEGINNING OF-- MY HUSBAND'S ADMINISTRATION BECAUSE OF SO (COUGH) MANY PEOPLE WHO WERE LEFT OUT AND I HAVE BEEN ON THIS ISSUE IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS, HOW DO WE MAKE EDUCATION MORE EQUAL, HOW DO WE MAKE HEALTHCARE MORE EQUAL. OF COURSE THAT'S TIED TO INCOME EQUALITY. BUT THERE'S ALSO A BROADER RANGE OF ISSUES THAT I HAVE A LONG RECORD ADDRESSING. AND WHEN I WAS IN THE SENATE, I TOOK ON CORPORATE EXECUTIVE PAY, A LOT OF THE ABUSES THAT I THOUGHT WERE THERE. I TOOK ON THESE DERIVATIVES AND CREDIT DEFAULT SWAPS THAT CONTRIBUTED TO THE COLLAPSE OF THE ECONOMY AND THE GREAT RECESSION. I STOOD UP TO WALL STREET. I CALLED THEM OUT. SO I HAVE A VERY LONG RECORD.
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"It is time to pick a side," Clinton says in a not-so-subtle dig at Sanders

The ad caps off a difficult day for the Clinton campaign

(CNN) —  

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign released an ad ahead of Tuesday night’s State of the Union that aligns the 2016 candidate with President Barack Obama on guns and challenges Bernie Sanders to “pick a side” on the issue.

Titled “I’m With Him,” Clinton’s straight-to-camera ad continues her campaign’s knock against Sanders’ more conservative positions on guns.

“An average of 90 people are killed in this country every single day. It has to stop,” Clinton says. “President Obama wants to make universal background checks the law of the land and he wants to make gun manufactures can finally be held accountable when their guns are used to kill our children.”

RELATED: Clinton slams Sanders, Trump

“It is time to pick a side,” Clinton says in a not-so-subtle dig at Sanders. “Either we stand with the gun lobby or we join the President and stand up to them. I am with him. Please join us.”

The ad will run online around Obama’s final state of the Union and will start to run on national cable in Iowa and New Hampshire on Wednesday, according to aides. The online ad will include a petition to support Obama and Clinton’s call for gun reform.

RELATED: Sanders narrows gap on Clinton in new nationwide poll

The ad caps off a difficult day for the Clinton campaign, where a trio of national and early state polls found numbers headed in Sanders direction.

In response, Clinton honed in on Sanders on the stump, drawing sharp contrast with Sanders on guns, healthcare and Wall Street.

Clinton hit Sanders at an event in Ames – where she also picked up an endorsement from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence – for bragging about standing up to special interests, but siding with the National Rifle Association on certain legislation.

RELATED: Clinton attacks as polls show Sanders winning in Iowa, New Hampshire

If Sanders is to tout his willingness to stand up to special interests, Clinton said at her events that Sanders should “stand up to the most powerful special interest, stand up to that gun lobby.”

Sanders’ campaign aides have said they support Obama’s gun plan, but when the senator was asked whether he regrets his 2005 vote to give immunity to gun manufacturers, Sanders said “no” on Monday in Iowa.