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American Crossroads Releases New TV Ad in St. Louis, and Nationwide Internet Ad

New TV ad offers counterpoint to Missouri voters as Obama comes to St. Louis to promote tax increase, re-election; new online ads target viewers who watch Obama’s ABC interview online.

 WASHINGTON – American Crossroads on Monday night released a new television ad in St. Louis to offer a counterpoint to President Obama’s visit to Missouri this week. The group also launched a new nationwide online ad targeted at viewers who watch Obama’s recent online interview with ABC News.
 The new ad, “Don’t” started Monday night and will run through Wednesday in St. Louis on local network TV stations, as well as cable networks CNN and Fox News, with a total buy of $50,000 over three days. The ad will serve to provide a counterpoint before, during and after the president’s visit to St. Louis as he sells his tax increase plan and re-election.

The ad features former President Clinton deriding Obama’s plan to raise taxes, saying it “won’t solve the problem.” Crossroads plans to use similar versions of the ad to bracket other Obama appearances over the next few months.

American Crossroads is also launching a new paid web video campaign on Yahoo that offers a counterpoint to President Obama’s online Yahoo News/ABC online interview with George Stephanopoulos. Viewers clicking to watch the Yahoo interview over the next week will be greeted by an American Crossroads pre-roll spot that will serve as a counterpoint to the president’s speech.

“Our goal is to keep Obama on defense, where he’s unable to generate an unchallenged media hit to sell his tax increase or his re-election,” said American Crossroads president and CEO Steven Law. “Former President Bill Clinton and now even Warren Buffett don’t agree with Obama’s policies, which are adding uncertainty and instability to the economy and making it worse.”

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 For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Jonathan Collegio at jacollegio@americancrossroads.org or (202) 559-6424.