POSTED: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 8:30am
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 8:44am
WASHINGTON DC — An independent group co-founded by Karl Rove says it's going up with new TV commercials that claim that President Barack Obama has broken promises when it comes to homeowners facing foreclosure, taxes, health care coverage and cutting the deficit.
Crossroads GPS announced Wednesday morning that they will spend $8 million to run their ads in ten battleground states between now and the end of May, and they add that they'll spend $25 million total to air the spots over the next four weeks.
The group says the 60-second commercial will air in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia, all considered states both parties will fight for in November's presidential election.
"President Obama's agenda promised so much," says the narrator in the ad, which then includes a clip from June 2008 of then-presidential candidate Obama saying "we must help the millions of homeowners facing foreclosure." The narrator picks up, saying "promise broken. One in five mortgages are still under water."
Crossroads President Steven Law, in a release, said "President Obama made commitments on core issues to the American people, and this ad holds him to account. Our country faces serious economic and fiscal problems which require practical solutions and not just promises. If we don't hold Washington politicians accountable, we won't fix these problems that are holding our country back."
Crossroads GPS is the sister organization to American Crossroads, the independent super PAC that backs GOP causes and candidates. A Wesleyan Media Project study released earlier this month, which used data from Kantar Media/Campaign Media Analysis Group, indicated that Crossroads GPS is the biggest spender on general election ads so far, dishing out $12.6 million to run nearly 17,000 spots in 47 television markets.
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