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In first national TV ad, Marco Rubio focuses on terrorist threat by ISIS

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during the Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, Calif. When it comes to climate science, two out of three Democratic presidential candidates are A students, while most of their Republican counterparts are flunking, according to a panel of scientists who reviewed candidatesâ comments. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during the Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, Calif. When it comes to climate science, two out of three Democratic presidential candidates are A students, while most of their Republican counterparts are flunking, according to a panel of scientists who reviewed candidatesâ comments. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio unveils his first national television campaign ad this week, focusing on the terror threat of the Islamic State group.

The Florida senator appears by himself in the ad and says there is "no middle ground" in America's fight against IS because "these are radical terrorists who want to kill us."

He says it is "a civilizational struggle" and that "there can be no arrangement or negotiation" with IS, "either they win or we do."

The Rubio campaign says in a statement on Sunday that the 30-second ad will air nationwide, beginning Tuesday.

Rubio is in Iowa on a five-day campaign visit. The latest poll in the early caucus state shows him trailing front-runner Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Dr. Ben Carson.

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