Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets members of the audience during a Glassdoor Pay Equality Roundtable, Tuesday in New York.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets members of the audience during a Glassdoor Pay Equality Roundtable, Tuesday in New York. (Mary Altaffer / AP)

Look for Hillary Clinton ads to start appearing on WJZ and WBAL Wednesday or Thursday.

The Democratic frontrunner's campaign bought airtime Tuesday on the two top-rated Baltimore stations for an ad that is expected to show the candidate's relationship to the African-American community.

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Bernie Sanders, Clinton's rival, hit the Baltimore airwaves with his first ad Tuesday.

The ads will run until the primary election on April 26. Baltimore airwaves are already getting a little cluttered with TV ads for six Democratic mayoral candidates and attacks flying back and forth between U.S. Senate candidates Chris Van Hollen and Donna Edwards, both Democrats. Some of those Senate ads are paid for with dark money from Super PACS.

Baltimore TV rarely got any kind of presidential money, because the primary was so late and the delegates relatively few. But this year is breaking all kinds of rules in presidential politics, and so far, that's been a good thing for the local TV advertising community.

Clinton and Sanders have been getting nastier with each other in advance of an important CNN debate airing Thursday night. The cable channel has been leading in coverage and winning in ratings demographics recently thanks in part to the campaign turmoil.

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