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Clinton’s new push in toss-up states includes Tim Kaine's first Spanish-language ad

  • Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., accompanied by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, speaks at a rally at Florida International University Panther Arena in Miami, Saturday, July 23, 2016. Clinton has chosen Kaine to be her running mate. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., accompanied by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, speaks at a rally at Florida International University Panther Arena in Miami, Saturday, July 23, 2016. Clinton has chosen Kaine to be her running mate. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)  (Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribu)

  • Sen. Tim Kaine at a rally at Florida International University Panther Arena in Miami, Saturday, July 23, 2016.

    Sen. Tim Kaine at a rally at Florida International University Panther Arena in Miami, Saturday, July 23, 2016.  (Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribu)

Two new Spanish-language ads are being released by the Hillary Clinton campaign Tuesday in an effort to appeal to Latino voters in the crucial swing states of Florida, Ohio and Nevada — all states where Clinton's lead against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has tightened in recent weeks.

One of them, a radio ad called "Invitación," or "Invitation," is also the first Spanish-language spot for Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine.

"Raise your voice and vote," says Kaine, who speaks Spanish fluently after his time as a Jesuit volunteer in Honduras as a young man, a life-changing experience he highlights in the spot: "I learned the importance of the values of faith, family and working hard," he says.

"And just as Hillary invited me, I now invite you all to join this campaign," Kaine adds.

Meanwhile, in her new TV ad "Dependen de Nosotros" or "They Depend on Us," Clinton touts her plan to help families with the costs of child care and college tuition, as well as by achieving equal pay for women.  

"Soy Hillary Clinton, and I approved this message," the Democratic presidential candidate says at the end.

In a statement about the ads, Clinton's camp says that "Trump espouses dangerous and bigoted proposals," while Clinton and Kaine are committed to protect "the promise of America — where it's not where you come from but where you are going that matters." 

According to the latest Quinnipiac swing state poll, in two of the states where the ads will air the race is deadlocked in a statistical dead heat. 

In Florida, the candidates are tied with 47 percent support apiece. In Ohio, another critical state with 20 electoral votes, Trump leads Clinton by one point.

Serafin Gomez is a White House Producer for FOX News Channel, who also covered the 2016 election as a Special Events & Politics producer and former special campaign correspondent for Fox News Latino. Fin formerly worked as the Miami Bureau Producer for Fox News Channel where he covered Florida Politics & Latin America. Follow him on Twitter: @Finnygo