Days before the presidential primary here, Hillary Clinton will be begin airing a new television ad in Massachusetts featuring former US representative Gabrielle Giffords, who says Clinton “will stand up to the gun lobby.”
Giffords, the Arizona Democrat who was shot in the head in a 2011 mass shooting, has been a strong supporter of Clinton, appearing with the Democratic front-runner for president at events.
“I’m fed up,” Giffords says in the new TV spot. “We have a gun violence problem, so I’m voting for Hillary Clinton. She’s tough. She will stand up to the gun lobby. She will fight to make our families safer. It matters.”
Clinton has worked to frame herself as much stronger proponent of gun control than her opponent, US Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont.
The Clinton campaign said the 30-second spot begins airing this weekend in Boston and Springfield as a part of a six-figure television buy.
Massachusetts voters pick their preferred Democratic and Republican presidential candidates in the primary on Tuesday. The state is one of a dozen that will hold nominating contests as part of Super Tuesday.Joshua Miller can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @jm_bos and subscribe to his weekday e-mail update on politics at bostonglobe.com/politicalhappyhour