American Crossroads Uses TV Ad to Counter Obama Bus Tour in Virginia, North Carolina

Crossroads continues to counter President Obama’s message – this time, in Virginia and North Carolina.

WASHINGTON – American Crossroads today announced the release of a TV ad in Virginia and North Carolina as part of its continuing campaign to aggressively counter President Obama’s efforts to sell his second stimulus plan at state and local events.
 With the president set to visit Virginia and North Carolina on a bus tour over the next three days, the new American Crossroads TV ad, “Don’t“, started Sunday night in Virginia and will run through Tuesday in the Newport News, Roanoke and Charlottesville markets. The spot will reach North Carolina starting today through Wednesday in the Greensboro and Greenville-Spartanburg markets.

The ad features former President Bill Clinton decrying new tax increases in his own words. The $80k total buy follows recent efforts in Missouri, Florida and Pennsylvania to counter Obama’s campaign for his second round of stimulus. The ad can be viewed here:–Ytk

“The president’s new jobs bill is based on the old ideas behind the first failed stimulus – only this time it’s tied to a massive tax hike,” said American Crossroads communications director Jonathan Collegio. “Raising taxes on North Carolina and Virginia small businesses when the economy is weak is a proposal for further stagnation, not growth.”

When Obama sold his first stimulus bill in 2009, he projected that its passage would bring the unemployment rate down to 6.5 percent by the fall of 2011 – yet the rate is currently at 9.1 percent nationwide.

American Crossroads is a non-profit 527 political organization dedicated to renewing America’s commitment to individual liberty, limited government, free enterprise and a strong national defense through informed and effective political action. American Crossroads seeks to educate voters and empower citizens to hold lawmakers and office-seekers accountable for where they stand. Paid for by American Crossroads. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

 For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Jonathan Collegio at [email protected] or (202) 559-6424.