WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is spending $2 million on his first television ad campaign in Iowa and New Hampshire, casting himself as a longtime fighter against injustice and inequality.

The ad traces Sanders’ humble upbringing in Brooklyn, New York, and notes that he attended Dr. Martin Luther King’s March on Washington in 1963.

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It tells viewers about his work as the mayor of a Vermont city and in Congress and says he’s now “taking on Wall Street and a corrupt political system.”

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It points to the 1 million contributors to his campaign and shows footage of his large rallies around the nation.

It’s his first ad of his campaign to challenge front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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