As the Senate moved toward a vote on President Barack Obama’s jobs bill Tuesday, conservative group American Crossroads launched TV ads in Orlando and Pittsburgh that attacked it as another Democratic spending plan that would raise taxes.
The ad includes clips of TV news reports on top of ominous background music, as well as President Bill Clinton declaring that raising taxes in a recession is a bad idea.
“He raised our hopes, he seemed to understand,” the ad’s announcer says. “But today, he’s different. President Obama’s latest way is still the wrong way.”
The group spent $70,000 on the 30-second ad, which is running in the two markets from Monday night through Wednesday on cable news and local networks. Obama won Pennsylvania by 10 points in 2008 and carried Florida by 3 points. Both states will be vital to his re-election and are also home to the re-election races of Democratic Sens. Bill Nelson (Fla.) and Bob Casey (Pa.).
From left, Rep. Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J., David Goldman, the father of a child who was abducted to Brazil by the mother, and Arvind Chawdra, a father whose two children were abducted to India by their mother, attend a news conference in the Rayburn House Office Building on international child abduction.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.