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NBC Exclusive: Ben Carson Begins First TV Ads in Key States

Ben Carson pushes past Donald Trump in Iowa poll 2:50

Ben Carson’s surging campaign will begin airing two television ads in key early voting states on Friday, NBC News has learned.

The $500,000 ad buy will air in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada, and includes themes centered on Carson’s history as a doctor and status as an outsider in the 2016 race. Both ads end with the tagline: "Heal, Inspire, Revive.”

A Carson campaign aide told NBC News it has always been their plan to begin airing TV ads early into the Republican primary, and that this week the timing was right to release the ads as new polls show Carson surging and even topping Trump in Iowa.

Here is the first ad, called “Future.” A narrator says that people “are hungry for some honesty and for some real solutions to the problems that ail us.”

Carson Shares His Vision for America's Future 0:30

And here's Carson’s second ad:

Ben Carson Ad Compares Washington To a Swamp 0:30