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Romney campaign releases ads for 8 battleground states (CO, FL, IA, NV, NH, NC, OH, and VA)
CNN ^ | September 7, 2012 | Gregory Wallace

Posted on 09/07/2012 5:34:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Less than an hour after President Barack Obama had stepped off of the Democratic National Convention stage, Republican challenger Mitt Romney's campaign announced 15 new, state-specific television advertisements which the campaign says will run in 8 battlegrounds.

A week ago, Romney was officially made the Republican Party's presidential nominee, granting him access to a substantial war chest set aside for the general election. His campaign largely stayed off of television during the Democratic National Convention, which concluded after Obama's speech on Thursday.

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Now that Romney has officially been named the GOP nominee his campaign will get its hands on tens of millions of dollars that could only be tapped for the general election part of the campaign.

The spots will air in the eight battleground states of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia, the campaign said. Each is rated a toss up on the CNN Electoral Map...

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Colorado; Florida; Iowa; Nevada; New Hampshire; North Carolina; Ohio; Virginia; Campaign News; Issues; Polls
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012swingstates; ads; colorado; democrats; florida; iowa; nevada; newhampshire; northcarolina; obama; ohio; romney; romney2012; va2012; virginia
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1 posted on 09/07/2012 5:34:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

IA, NH good. But disappointed MI isn’t on that list, or WI.


2 posted on 09/07/2012 5:36:39 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: LS

Does that mean they don’t think they have a chance in WI or MI?


3 posted on 09/07/2012 5:39:38 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

From what I read last night on Rasmussen, Romney is leading in ALL 11 battleground states by at least 4 points, thats including Wisconsin. Romney knows what the internal polls show, he will eventually put out ads in all battleground states I believe


4 posted on 09/07/2012 5:39:46 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I didn’t like the ads. Very vanilla and forgetful. Not hard hitting at all.


5 posted on 09/07/2012 5:40:11 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There was some story going around last night that Mitt had given up on MI and PA, but supposedly that story was debunked.

Interesting that those two states just happen not to appear in this list.

6 posted on 09/07/2012 5:42:20 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: nhwingut

Watch for the PAC ads to do a lot of the hard hitting - like in the Republican primaries.


7 posted on 09/07/2012 5:42:27 PM PDT by 103198
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To: nhwingut
They need to hit HARD with those good adds. No mealy mouthed stuff, go straight for the jugular!
8 posted on 09/07/2012 5:42:27 PM PDT by southernerwithanattitude (New and Improved Redneck!)
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To: LS
IA, NH good. But disappointed MI isn’t on that list, or WI.

Me too, but it makes sense. Grow a lead in IA, NH, OH, NV, NC and VA first (states Obama took in 08), then as THE ONE term president sinks, shore up WI, MI, PA and MN.

9 posted on 09/07/2012 5:42:55 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: LS

BTW, carpet bombing PA, OH and MI on Obama’s position on coal would seem to be smart too.


10 posted on 09/07/2012 5:44:17 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

North Carolina? I would’ve thought that was in the bag for Romney. Huh.


11 posted on 09/07/2012 5:46:18 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: LS
IA, NH good. But disappointed MI isn’t on that list, or WI.

I am hoping this is a rope-a-dope and one to exhaust not only Obama but DNC resources and then sweep in to WI and MI when the Unions have no more buy money for air-time and go for the jugular in the final hours.

Especially if they can drain all DNC donors so their is no money for the Senate races and Hoekstra and Mandel ride in on Mitt's Coat-Tails...

12 posted on 09/07/2012 5:49:40 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: nhwingut

They’re catered to each market, and focus on the economy. They all aim to show contrast between 0bama’s failed policies and Romney’s offering.


13 posted on 09/07/2012 5:52:08 PM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty.)
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Dunno. On the surface, perhaps, but given that Romney has led in 2 of 3 recent polls in both states, I doubt it. I think as Hapax says above, this is probably a tiered attack to ensure these states are locked up. The fact is, if Romney has VA, FL, OH, and just one of IA, CO, NH (I think) he wins.

It does seem clear that they are writing off NM.

14 posted on 09/07/2012 5:57:51 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: HapaxLegamenon
OH is very much Romney's to lose. Can't say about the other states. I would assume the Romney campaign has done some customizing on a state by state basis.

After watching the primary campaign, I would say it is a very bad idea to underestimate the Romney brain trust this year. With two months to go, IMO they are following a definite game plan.

15 posted on 09/07/2012 5:58:18 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Can you link that?


16 posted on 09/07/2012 5:58:51 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obamey, Bidenopolis, and Romney are all here in Iowa today. Crazy. We have a small numbers of votes to go after.


17 posted on 09/07/2012 5:59:02 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: taildragger
Mandel is running in Ohio, not MI or WI, but I appreciate the sentiment.
18 posted on 09/07/2012 6:01:07 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: LS

I doubt they’ve given up on them. Rasmussen shows Romney ahead in WI


19 posted on 09/07/2012 6:02:01 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: taildragger

WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER


20 posted on 09/07/2012 6:04:12 PM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative. REJECT THEN STOP SOCIALISM THIS NOV!)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Brain fart! yes my heart was in the right place :-) thanks HB...


21 posted on 09/07/2012 6:05:31 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: LS

That’s just where Team Romney is spending money, no mention of the SuperPACs who have BILLIONS to spend!!


22 posted on 09/07/2012 6:05:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: sf4dubya
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER
23 posted on 09/07/2012 6:19:31 PM PDT by jimsin (u)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

True, but remember that by law they are not supposed to communicate.


24 posted on 09/07/2012 6:24:15 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

excuse my ignorance ...SuperPAC? On which side?


25 posted on 09/07/2012 6:24:43 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: 103198
Watch for the PAC ads to do a lot of the hard hitting - like in the Republican primaries.

That's it, exactly. There are a couple things at work here. First, the Romney Campaign and RNC can't really communicate with - let alone direct - the SuperPACs. Second, because of the plausible deniability afforded by the no-communication rule, the SuperPACs can do a LOT of things that the campaigns cant.

So what's happening here is that the Romney Campaign is "broadcasting in the clear" to the SuperPACS, telling them where the Campaign is going to run ads so they can run the really viscious stuff where the Campaign isn't engaged.

I'd guess that the states where the Romney Campaign is running ads are leaners (according to the Campaign's internal polls), while ones like WI and MI are toss-ups or possibly Obama-leaners. In red-leaning states you want to run a mix of positive and moderately negative ads. It's in tossups and blue-leaners that you need the gloves to really come off.
26 posted on 09/07/2012 6:30:32 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: RoseofTexas

Both sides, but our side is raising MUCH MORE money. Just one, run by Karl Rove, has about a BILLION DOLLARS in his coffers, IIRC.


27 posted on 09/07/2012 6:33:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Rasmussen hasn’t exactly been hitting on all cylinders of late.


28 posted on 09/07/2012 6:35:57 PM PDT by muwarriors92
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
WOW! I hope they don't just stash that money away like McVain did in 08! Remember he held on to millions instead of running more ads against the black messiah....I guess he decided to give in after his internal polling looked disastrous!
29 posted on 09/07/2012 6:38:45 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: CommieCutter
Does that mean they don’t think they have a chance in WI or MI?

Not necessarily. This is a $4.5M ad buy. Nowhere near all of the ads they'll buy.

30 posted on 09/07/2012 6:41:52 PM PDT by lgwdnbdgr
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To: muwarriors92

Id trust them over Gallop any day of the week. I think Rasmussen is the most reliable polling group so far, unless there are others more reliable


31 posted on 09/07/2012 6:47:50 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Id trust them over Gallop any day of the week. I think Rasmussen is the most reliable polling group so far, unless there are others more reliable

Rasmussen is one of the best and is completely honest. If he's inaccurate it's because we have no data on which to model this unique election year. I like the model he is going with, but we won't know how close he is until people and Chicago's zombies actually vote. [Note: I am independent and do not work for Scott, never have.]

32 posted on 09/07/2012 7:03:35 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Pollster1

This was the one I was referring to

http://www.rightspeak.net/2012/09/rasmussen-daily-swing-state-poll-romney_7.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Rasmussen Daily Swing State Poll: Romney now leading by 4 points in the Swing States
The 11 states included in this poll are: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Head-to-Head: (Previous results from September 6)

Mitt Romney 47% (47%)
Barack Obama 43% (44%)
Some other candidate 4% (5%)
Undecided 5% (5%)

A survey of approximately 1,300 likely voters was conducted August 30-September 5, 2012. The MOE is +/-3%.

But to get further info you have to be a paid member of the site(Which I am not) so I cannot read any further


33 posted on 09/07/2012 7:06:09 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda
From what I read last night on Rasmussen, Romney is leading in ALL 11 battleground states by at least 4 points, thats including Wisconsin. Romney knows what the internal polls show, he will eventually put out ads in all battleground states I believe

As an update, Rasmussen has Romney leading in North Carolina (5 pt), Wisconsin (1 pt.), Iowa (2 pt), and Florida (2 pt); tied in Colorado, Virginia, and Ohio; and trailing in New Hampshire and Missouri (MO an Akin effect, which should fade). We are competitive, but we need to get conservatives to the polls to vote and as poll watchers, especially in these battleground states. Overconfidence and indifference could destroy America in November.

34 posted on 09/07/2012 7:20:55 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Odd mismatch between the two links we quoted. I’m not sure why that is.


35 posted on 09/07/2012 7:25:17 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: LS

I read in USA Today, this morning, that Romney is not running ads in MI and PA. PA I understand but, Michigan???? His home state? Guess he’s conceding it to Obama.


36 posted on 09/07/2012 7:39:25 PM PDT by oliviasdad (Sarah Palin for Eunergy Secretary / Newt for Sec. of State / Rand Paul for Head of Fed. Res.)
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To: oliviasdad
Relax. This is the FIRST ad buy.

R/R are not conceding any state.

37 posted on 09/07/2012 7:41:49 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: oliviasdad; All

I read in USA Today, this morning, that Romney is not running ads in MI and PA. PA I understand but, Michigan???? His home state? Guess he’s conceding it to Obama.


38 posted on 09/07/2012 7:42:02 PM PDT by oliviasdad (Sarah Palin for Eunergy Secretary / Newt for Sec. of State / Rand Paul for Head of Fed. Res.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just saw a Clinton ad that looked pretty effective. Clinton’s telling us that Obama is just like him, for the middle class. More BS re: a “plan” etc.

Hope to God we’re not going to let that ride.


39 posted on 09/07/2012 7:43:51 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: Pollster1; All
We are competitive, but we need to get conservatives to the polls to vote and as poll watchers, especially in these battleground states.

AMEN! We can talk about ads, and run ads, all day long, but if we don't turn out the vote in greater numbers than the Dems, we lose. I hope they spend all they need to spend on the GOTV effort in these 8 - 11 Battleground States.
40 posted on 09/07/2012 7:50:20 PM PDT by oliviasdad (Sarah Palin for Eunergy Secretary / Newt for Sec. of State / Rand Paul for Head of Fed. Res.)
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To: LS
Romney Pulling Ads from MI and PA
41 posted on 09/07/2012 7:55:04 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Uncle Miltie
"North Carolina? I would’ve thought that was in the bag for Romney. Huh."

Don't want to be invisible in a state that you're 90% likely to flip, but the base there would like to see that you care just the same.

Versus 100% likely to flip Indiana = no ads. Unless you live on the Ohio border lol...

42 posted on 09/07/2012 7:59:41 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (A tale of a very grey woman, who was no lady...)
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To: LS
2008 + IN, NC, FL, VA, OH, NE1, NV or IA = 271EV

Colorado and New Hampshire are just gravy, as also it would be if Mittens took both NV and IA.

Although it's worth noting if you did all of the above, you could overcome the loss of Ohio. You wouldn't even need New Hampshire.

Basically a Kerry+Ohio scenario but the GOP candidate would still win because of reapportionment. If it comes down to that, wow the Donkeys will pull their hair out one strand at a time...

43 posted on 09/07/2012 8:06:08 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (A tale of a very grey woman, who was no lady...)
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To: Pollster1

Romney has already won NC so that should be called a Romney stronghold soon. As far as Iowa goes I really hope that Romney takes a commanding lead in Iowa, if he can win both Iowa and Ohio he will win the White House(Am I right or does he need to win other battleground states too in order to win?) I think Romney will take MO, he might be trailing now but I doubt that lasts long. Wisconsin only being up 1 wont be enough, still have to factor in the dead and illegal aliens who will be voting for Obama


44 posted on 09/07/2012 8:15:16 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: oliviasdad
I read in USA Today, this morning, that Romney is not running ads in MI and PA. PA I understand but, Michigan???? His home state? Guess he’s conceding it to Obama.

Why would you assume that? Romney is a alot of things and he wasn't my first choice but I do trust he has a good control on his finances. He may not win but he will play on a high level.

45 posted on 09/07/2012 8:52:51 PM PDT by WHBates
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

also a good vid

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/07/romney-says-latest-jobs-report-shows-obama-out-ideas/


46 posted on 09/07/2012 9:02:28 PM PDT by bitt (These Commies are making it impossible to stick to my self-imposed moratorium on foul language)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I like Rasmussen, but he hasn’t exactly been hitting on all cylinders in 2010. He skews older because he only does calling of landlines while so many people have cell phones only now. So his population pool has some problems with it.


47 posted on 09/07/2012 9:03:22 PM PDT by muwarriors92
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To: oliviasdad
I read in USA Today, this morning, that Romney is not running ads in MI and PA. PA I understand but, Michigan???? His home state? Guess he’s conceding it to Obama.

Why would you assume that? Romney is a alot of things and he wasn't my first choice but I do trust he has a good control on his finances. He may not win but he will play on a high level.

48 posted on 09/07/2012 9:30:50 PM PDT by WHBates
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; cripplecreek; Perdogg; Kevmo; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet. The Romney campaign is going to build or widen leads in battleground states, and take a pause in states where it's either difficult to gain ground, or tossups with lower numbers of undecided voters.

As Zero's campaign further degenerates into still more vague ad hominem attacks on Romney, Ryan, and Republicans, states like this one (Michigan) will see Zero, Biden, and other Soros proxies storming in every few days to try to staunch the bleeding, while having to write off far too many others. And as I said, I think Romney/Ryan will win Michigan, but it will be close either way.

Interesting sidebar: Near a golf course or two, I'm sure. Oh, and a mosque.


49 posted on 09/07/2012 9:31:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: LS

Forgive me for posting from this particular gay blog, but this guy cites a Romney source that specifically says that they’re going to expand to WI,MI,PA. They’re just unleashing an offensive starting with the battleground states. http://www.gaypatriot.net/2012/09/06/gaypatriot-exclusive-leftist-talking-points-busted-again/


50 posted on 09/07/2012 9:35:14 PM PDT by Cruising For Freedom
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