The first Obama 2012 election ad was released on Thursday, January 19, and will be viewable in Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. The ad focuses on President Obama’s energy record, and is bolstered by (unmentioned in the ad itself) President Obama’s recent rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
President Obama’s re-election campaign released a brief statement with the ad:
While the President has made significant achievements to ensure a clean-energy future for our country, oil executives have funded an ad campaign attacking that progress. Fighting against investments in clean energy, these secretive corporate interests are determined to protect tax breaks for oil companies that the President wants to end.
It is worth noting that where the Obama re-election campaign said “oil executives have funded an ad campaign attacking that progress”, they are referring to the infamous Koch brothers.
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