New Clinton ad in IA, NH: ‘The deck is stacked’

In a new ad released Wednesday morning, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton tells New Hampshire and Iowa voters that she’ll fight income inequality and “reshuffle the deck” for middle class Americans.

“When you see that you’ve got CEO’s making 300 times what the average worker’s making, you know the deck is stacked in favor of those at the top,” Clinton says in the straight-to-camera ad.

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“We need to have people believing that their work will be rewarded. So I’m going to be doing everything I can to try to get that deck reshuffled so being middle class means something again.”

The 30-second spot will run in the two early nominating states as part of a five-week ad buy announced last month.

Clinton hopes to make the case that she can lead the fight against income inequality that has energized Democratic voters on the left, particularly supporters of rival Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

The former secretary of state is also contending with a roiling controversy over her use of a personal email server for official business during her tenure at the State Department. 

This story originally appeared on NBCNews.com

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New Clinton ad in IA, NH: 'The deck is stacked'