(CNN) - The Obama campaign is out with a new television commercial this morning which outlines some of candidate’s energy proposals, including what it says is a “windfall profits tax on big oil to give families a thousand dollar rebate.”
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The ad also accuses major oil companies of donating $2 million in contributions to rival John McCain’s campaign and says that “after one president in the pocket of big oil, we can’t afford another.”
The Obama campaign says the ad will run across the country but didn’t provide specifics.
The ad comes as Obama kicks off "Energy Week," with trips planned to Ohio and Indiana to discuss gas prices and rising heating bills.
Obama travels to battleground Michigan on Monday to unveil details on his energy policy.
Obama speaks at 11am ET in the Lansing, where the campaign said he will announce his “New Energy for America” plan. He will discuss an energy rebate to help with gas prices, creating five million “green” jobs and trying to eliminate the need for Middle Eastern oil in 10 years.
McCain, who will discuss small business issues Monday in Pennsylvania, also plans an energy event in Michigan this week. On Tuesday, he will visit the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant outside Detroit, for an event promoting his call for an increase in similar plants.
The energy week emphasis comes days after Obama shifted towards a compromise on offshore drilling. He talked in Florida about a willingness to accept offshore drilling as part of the bipartisan energy bill. He told reporters while he remains “skeptical of some of the drilling provisions”, he said he believes the deal includes enough alternatives to “move us in the direction of genuine energy independence” On whether it’s another example of him softening positions, Obama said, “what I'm interested ultimately is going to be governing…we've got a plan on the table that I think meets the goals that America has to set and there are some things in there that I don't like, then obviously that's something that you know I would consider because that's the nature of how we govern in a democracy.”