Kanye West Releases First Campaign Video Weeks Before Election

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It is unclear if the ad will run on TV or just social media. 

Kanye West on Monday released his first campaign video ad for his presidential bid — just weeks before the election.

A little more than a minute long, the spot features the musician speaking in front of a video of a black American Flag as he talks about the country acting "on faith." It is unclear if the ad will run on TV or just social media.

The initial video was deleted from West's account. It is not clear why. He then tweeted a new post.

"We will build a stronger country by building a stronger family," he says as pictures of his family and youth are shown on screen.

The purpose of the ad appears to be mainly encouraging California voters to write West in as a presidential pick, not just vote for him as a vice-presidential candidate, which he is listed as on the state's ballot. West previously asked California voters to write him in.

West's presidential run has taken a number of twists and turns as he has failed to qualify for the ballot in numerous states and made headlines when he had a total breakdown during a campaign event in July.

West — a former diehard Donald Trump supporter — has claimed his White House run is legitimate, but some political analysts have suggested he is attempting to be a Biden-Harris spoiler.

5:20 p.m.: Updated to reflect that West deleted the first video for some unknown reason and posted again.