Biden mocks Buttigieg's mayoral accomplishments in new campaign ad

Tim O'Donnell

Former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign team is out with a new ad, and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg probably won't like it.

Biden clearly isn't a fan of Buttigieg going after his record as vice president, even daring his younger competitor to openly call the Obama administration a failure. So it's not shocking to see his campaign go after the mayor's record, especially as he tries to establish himself as a legitimate contender for the nomination following a strong showing in the controversial Iowa caucuses.

The ad pits Biden's record against Buttigieg's in an effort to show that while Buttigieg was achieving small scale goals in South Bend like putting colorful lights underneath bridges, Biden was helping the Obama administration make changes on the global and national level, including negotiating the Iran nuclear deal and passing the Affordable Health Care Act. Be warned, though — they're not particularly nice about the distinctions. Watch the ad below.



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