New American Crossroads TV Ad Defends Romney, Hits Obama on Failed Economic Record

New $9.3m TV ad will air in nine states over eleven days.

WASHINGTON – On Friday, American Crossroads will launch a new television ad that pushes back against President Obama’s attacks on Mitt Romney, and hits the President’s failed economic record.

The ad, entitled “Smoke,” opens with very real third party criticism of the President’s negative ads, and then tells why the President is running the ads: His administration is racking up $4 billion in new debt every day, the unemployment rate is stuck above 8%, and family incomes are falling.

President Obama “can’t run on that record,” the ad states.

The new ad will run in nine targeted states for approximately eleven days in a $9.3 million buy on broadcast television stations and with targeted internet outreach. The ad will run in the following states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia.

The ad can be viewed here: Broadcast-quality versions are available upon request.

“Barack Obama can’t run on his failed economic record so his whole strategy is trying to put his opponent through the shredder – and even that’s failing because his attacks are misleading,” said American Crossroads communications director Jonathan Collegio. “This ad shows that not only are Obama’s attacks misleading, but that a president would only run runs ads like that when trying to hide a failed record like his.”

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.