(CNN) - The Republican National Committee launched its second ad Wednesday as part of a month-long campaign highlighting what they see as President Obama's failed leadership on the economy.
The minute-long spot, "Change Direction," contrasts excerpts from President Barack Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2008 with the current unemployment rate and national debt. It will air on cable and broadcast stations in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and New Hampshire, all states President Obama won in 2008 in which Republicans hope to be competitive.
"The RNC will be taking on Barack Obama in every state where his failed policies have hurt job creators and Americans are looking for work," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement. "With unemployment at 9.2%, it is becoming clearer by the day that we need to change direction in this country away from the reckless economic policies of Barack Obama."
The first ad of the campaign used a car metaphor to describe the economy during President Obama's first years in office. The car landed in a large body of water at the end of the spot.
Brad Woodhouse, communications director for the Democratic National Committee, said Republicans are "playing politics with our economy" while the president "continues to fight to clean up a mess that was years in the making."
"Americans want solutions – and other than negative attacks and working to end Medicare and revive the failed policies of the last decade that nearly sank our economy – Republicans aren't offering any," Woodhouse said in a statement.