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
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