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Warner Ads for Obama Begin Tonight

Anita Kumar

Former governor Mark R. Warner (D) has recorded a series of radio ads for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama that will begin airing around the state tonight.

In the ads, Warner talks about how Obama will take a bipartisan approach to restoring the economy, creating jobs, lowering taxes for middle-class families and providing affordable healthcare.

"This is exactly the kind of change our economy needs,'' Warner says in the ad while folksy music plays in the background. "So please join me, Mark Warner, in supporting Barack Obama for president. His steady hand, family values and common sense approach will help get our country back on track."

The 60-second ads will run across the state including Northern Virginia, central Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley and Southside and Southwest, rural areas that have traditionally supported Republicans but where Warner is extremely popular.

Warner, who is running for U.S. Senate against former governor James S. Gilmore III, will appear with Obama in Richmond and Leesburg tomorrow.

Sen. James Webb (D-Va.) recorded a radio ad for Obama that began airing in parts of the state last week.

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D), a national campaign co-chairman who was on Obama's short list as a vice presidential running mate, is expected to do the same.

Webb, Kaine and Warner have been part of a Democratic resurgence in Virginia, winning three statewide races this decade. Obama campaign officials hope the three men, well known and popular with different populations in different parts of the state, will send a signal to Virginians that they can trust Obama.

By Anita Kumar  |  October 21, 2008; 2:30 PM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Barack Obama , Campaign Ads , Election 2008/President , Election 2008/U.S. Senate , Mark Warner  
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I'm hoping Obama will be advertising the all the other things about himself soon too.

Posted by: Willnevergiveup | October 21, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

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