Romney campaign buys second week of ads
May 21st, 2012
05:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney campaign buys second week of ads

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign purchased a second week of ads on Monday, according to a Republican media tracking source.

Team Romney bought $1,026,000 of time in the battleground states of Ohio and Iowa for spots that will begin airing for a week on Wednesday. The commercials are set to run on broadcast stations in the key Ohio markets of Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton, as well as Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Sioux City in Iowa.

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President Barack Obama will make several stops in Iowa on Thursday.

The Romney campaign went on the air with its first general election ad Friday backed by a $1.25 million buy in Ohio and Iowa. The same commercial will also air in Virginia and North Carolina through Tuesday.

It is not yet clear whether the Romney campaign will introduce a new ad or if it will air the same spot currently running in the four states. That ad, titled "Day One," lays out some of the actions Romney would take during his first day in the White House, if he wins in November.

Meanwhile, the Obama campaign is in the midst of a more than $24 million ad campaign in nine states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Iowa • Mitt Romney • Ohio
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Mike

    This is actually news?

    May 21, 2012 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  2. Terry

    Hi Im the Mittster & I run like a little girl when the press aproaches.

    May 21, 2012 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  3. B.

    He can try to buy the whole election but it won’t work as he has no real plans except to whack everything, and build nothing.

    He can’t really even connect to most people on any level, so why would we want someone that can’t communicate and has no plans to build the country back to a healthy economy. It can’t be done by slash and burn which is the -Tea Party and his owner.

    May 21, 2012 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  4. Bill

    Poor Mittens. He thinks if he keeps throwing money around, he will become president. Sadly (for him), he is wasting his time and millions of dollars of his donors' money. The weakest general election candidate in a generation.

    May 21, 2012 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  5. LBAM

    On Day one, I Willard ROmney, will give tax breaks to all Mulirmillionaire. If you are poor, on medicade, Medicare, or SS, you need not apply. Actually, I will cut those entitlements and give additional tax breaks to those who chose to be like me and keep your money in foreign banks.

    May 21, 2012 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  6. gg

    capitalist spend billions building plants in communist china should not be calling them self capital list–how much do you pay the communist party for the privilege –then cry about paying taxes in your own country–if you cry to the communist they will send you packing and keep your shiny new plant

    May 21, 2012 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  7. Flipper Rmoney Failure Ahead

    LOL! Atta girl, Mittens, you're a good GOBP cult member. Rmoney is actually going to double down on his stupid and EMPHASIZE as part of his campaign that he will immediately repeal as much of ACA as he can, when well over half of voters want to keep ACA or improve it. Yeah, Mittens, THAT'S the ticket!

    May 21, 2012 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  8. rob

    The reason the President's campaign is all Bain all the time is that they are very afraid of him as an opponent. With his organizational skills and executive experience, Romney will run a great campaign. It will be tough because the Dems have nothing possitive to run on. With the help of the slobbering liberal media/propaganda machine trying to dig dirt and never calling the Dems out for their lies the President will turn to personal attacks and extreem negativity with impunity.

    Its going to be a long summer and an ugly Dem canpaign.

    Nov. 6th, can't come fast enough.

    May 21, 2012 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  9. Former Republican for President Obama

    Don't buy anymore ads in NC Romney, we are sick of them already.

    May 21, 2012 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  10. ironman59

    I just saw one of these stupid commercial. To put it mildly, it is a pile of shyte. It is nothing more than the standard gop of "we are going to undo Obama". There wasn't one thing in the add that was about an original gop solution to any problem. Just the usual "anyone but Obama" message.

    They can spend all the money they want but it will not change the fact that the gop will be swept out of office on a national level.

    May 21, 2012 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  11. L. R. Long

    The only thing this guy has going for him is his 'under dog' status. But everybody knows underdogs usually lose. They aren't called under dogs for nothing. Does anyone remember what happened the last time a tremendously wealthy politician from Massachusetts went up against a personally popular, incumbent president during a time of war? If you are a little hazy on recent history, Google 'John Kerry 2004'.

    May 21, 2012 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  12. Push

    America, I know it couldn't be that easy!

    May 21, 2012 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  13. A not-so-stupid former republican

    First, most of what Romney says he will do on day 1, he can't do. That means that Romney is a bag of hot air. Is that what you want in a presidential candidate? I don't!

    May 21, 2012 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  14. BeverlyNC

    Romney is wasting his corrupt PAC money. Ohio has a low unemployment rate mainly due to President Obama saving the auto industry. Many manufacturers there make parts for the auto industry. Romney is polling 11 points behind President Obama in Ohio for good reason and all the lies Romney tells will not make him acceptable to the voters there. Voters everywhere hate nasty negative ads that are total lies. No one wants a liar like Romney for President.

    May 21, 2012 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |