Nebraska is one of only two states that awards part of its electoral votes based on congressional district. The other is Maine. In Nebraska’s case, two of the state’s five electoral votes go to the statewide winner. The other three are distributed on the basis of performance in its three congressional districts.
In 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama successfully executed the same strategy, edging out Republican nominee John McCain in the 2nd District and picking up a single electoral vote. Four years later, GOP nominee Mitt Romney swept the entire state.
Clinton’s campaign said the ads it will air in Nebraska highlight her work helping children and her efforts to expand health care.
The campaign has previously started airing ads in battleground states including Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio and Colorado.
Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has not started a concerted TV ad campaign in any battleground states.