Obama Launches Nationwide Ad Campaign
By Chris Cillizza
Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) will launch an 18-state ad buy beginning tomorrow in which he speaks directly to voters in an attempt to get out in front of the misinformation likely to be spread about him as the general election campaign revs up.
The ad, which runs 60 seconds, features Obama speaking to camera -- telling voters about his background and his hopes for the country if he is elected. Interestingly, while the ad will run in all of the traditional battleground states (Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania etc.) it will also run in North Carolina, Alaska, Georgia, North Dakota and Montana -- a sign that Obama is putting his money where his mouth is about expanding the general election playing field. (That the ad campaign was announced just hours after Obama decided to forgo public financing in the general election is not a coincidence.)
Posted at 12:44 PM ET on Jun 19, 2008
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