WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 09:  U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Vice President Joseph Biden (L) share a moment during a statement on the election results at the Rose Garden of the White House November 9, 2016 in Washington, DC. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has won the election and will become the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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02:26 - Source: CNN
CNN  — 

Joe Biden is airing the first TV ad of his 2020 presidential campaign in Iowa Tuesday as part of a six-figure television and digital ad purchase in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.

The sixty-second television ad entitled “Bones” highlights the former vice president’s work alongside former President Barack Obama and paints President Donald Trump as “an erratic, vicious, bullying president.”

“We know in our bones this election is different. The stakes are higher. The threat more serious,” a narrator says in the ad. “We have to beat Donald Trump and all the polls agree Joe Biden is the strongest Democrat to do the job. No one is more qualified.”

“For eight years President Obama and Vice President Biden were an administration America could be proud of, our allies could trust, and our kids could look up to,” the narrator says. “Together they worked to save the American economy, to pass the historic Affordable Care Act, protecting over 100 million Americans with pre-existing conditions.”

The ad, which is being released at the start of Biden’s sixth visit to the Hawkeye state, will run in the Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Quad Cities and Sioux City markets and will be accompanied by a digital ad campaign totaling nearly six-figures over the next few weeks, according to the campaign.

Biden joins California Sen. Kamala Harris in the list of top tier candidates to release television ads in Iowa this election cycle.