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DNC's First General Election Ad to Air in Michigan

By Ed O'Keefe
ST. PAUL -- The Democratic National Committee continues its "Bush and McCain More of the Same" arguments today in its first television commercial of the general election campaign. The 30-second spot, called "More," will air in Michigan starting today.

The ad features footage of both President Bush and John McCain repeating the line, "The fundamentals of our economy are strong," while the announcer points out that Michigan "is struggling, but some people don't seem to notice." It also cites Bush Administration "tax breaks for companies shipping jobs overseas" and "tax breaks for oil companies."

"There is no better time to make the case that John McCain represents more of the same disastrous Bush economic policies than on the day he receives the torch from President Bush," says a DNC news release accompanying the ad.

"This is the sort of political manipulation and spin that Americans are sick of. While John McCain is talking about the future and his vision for creating new jobs, Barack Obama is proposing higher taxes that would hurt the economy," says RNC spokesman Alex Conant.

The ad will air statewide for at least the next ten days in the Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Traverse City, Alpena and Marquette markets, according to a DNC source.

Posted at 4:36 PM ET on Sep 4, 2008  | Category:  Channel 08
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I am bored as do not have enough expert bloggers comments on this :) It seems they think this article is not worth a comment...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 4, 2008 10:41 PM

That's the way to do it. We must hold McCain and the Repubs accountable for the Bush record.

Posted by: DemoDevil | September 4, 2008 9:45 PM

Is this what they could produce after all? :) its laughable and pathetic..

Posted by: Anonymous | September 4, 2008 7:25 PM

I do not think Michigan is a great example of Democratic Party governance. Gov. Granholm, in infinite wisdom, worked hard to pass tax increases that have created an even greater tax revenue shortfall. Way to go Gov.
I need some relief.

Posted by: Over taxed in Michigan | September 4, 2008 5:45 PM

Actually, McCain would be so much worse than Bush - its scary!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 4, 2008 5:07 PM

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