Skip to comments.Romney campaign releases ads for 8 battleground states (CO, FL, IA, NV, NH, NC, OH, and VA)
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.
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...
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IA, NH good. But disappointed MI isn’t on that list, or WI.
Does that mean they don’t think they have a chance in WI or MI?
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
I didn’t like the ads. Very vanilla and forgetful. Not hard hitting at all.
Interesting that those two states just happen not to appear in this list.
Watch for the PAC ads to do a lot of the hard hitting - like in the Republican primaries.
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.
BTW, carpet bombing PA, OH and MI on Obama’s position on coal would seem to be smart too.
North Carolina? I would’ve thought that was in the bag for Romney. Huh.
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...
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.
It does seem clear that they are writing off NM.
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.
Can you link that?
Obamey, Bidenopolis, and Romney are all here in Iowa today. Crazy. We have a small numbers of votes to go after.
I doubt they’ve given up on them. Rasmussen shows Romney ahead in WI