Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has bought almost $5 million of television time beginning Wednesday to air advertisements in eight battleground states, according to a Republican ad tracking source.
This is the second week in a row the campaign has made an ad buy of almost $5 million, signifying it is increasing its muscle in the general election ad wars.
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No word on whether Team Romney will air previously released ads or debut a new one.
In the last week Romney's campaign has been airing previously unveiled spots, including "day one" ads (setting out what actions the candidate would immediately enact once he is sworn in) as well as a spot reviving harsh words leveled against President Barack Obama by a fellow Democrat - Sen. Hillary Clinton, then Obama's rival for the Democratic presidential nomination.
During the month of July, Obama's campaign has reserved almost $25 million in nine states, according to the ad buying source.
Team Obama is currently airing several ads hitting Romney over his positions on abortion and family planning and for allegedly outsourcing jobs overseas while head of the financial firm Bain Capital – an assertion called false by Romney's campaign.
Pressed by some Republicans to be more assertive in responding to attacks on his Bain tenure and his wealth, Romney on Tuesday fought back, calling the Obama campaign's ads false and misleading.
"It's interesting when it comes to outsourcing, this president has been outsourcing [a] good deal of American jobs by putting money into energy companies that end up making their products outside the U.S. If there's an outsourcer-in-chief, it's the President of the United States – not the guy running to replace him," Romney said at a campaign event in Grand Junction, Colorado.
In the continuing back and forth, the Obama campaign countered Republican attacks that their policies have led to outsourcing by saying the administration has fought to end tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas and has enacted incentives for companies to bring jobs back to the U.S.
The breakdown of the new $4.789 million Romney buy, which runs from Wednesday to July 17, is:
North Carolina: $749,045
New Hampshire: $80,200
– CNN's Meghan Rafferty contributed to this story.
Wow , who says the economy is bad !
Mitt Romney wouldn't Know !
It is ELECTORAL VOTES, and not DOLLARS that win the General Election. President Obama, this week has gained 13 projected electoral votes-he has 253 and alexithymic Mitt trails behind with 191. President Obama leads Mitt by 62 projected electoral votes--So how much does it really matter that Rove, Sheldon and the Kochs are buying more ads for Mitt?
If there's an outsourcer-in-chief, it's the President of the United States – not the guy running to replace him," Romney said at a campaign event in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Case in point. Look at what happened to the American startup companies making solar panels. After Solyndra all funding became scarce. Where did this technology go? You guessed it. China. So the cave in of our domestic clean energy manufacturing industry has resulted in new American technology ending up in China. This happened to one of my company's customers and it was tough to watch. They had excellent solar panel technology. Now it is in Shanghai.
GOP = Government Against the People – this is man who made money on the backs of the middle class – he road them like slaves
►Romney campaign makes almost $5 million ad buy◄
But as long as he remains shallow the American people will ask WHY
Should we elect a man who constantly LIE, Flip-Flop and Cheat
All the money in the world won't buy the election for Romney – he'll earn his defeat
No one wants a liar, flip-flopper and cheater for a President!
Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!
Romney, Americans will NOT let you and your wealthy buddies "lie and buy" this election. Get lost Romney
Rich people tax cuts create jobs, Bush 2003 tax cutz 5 years lost 5 million jobs that.history, and employme
nt is stopped, Mit says wealth create jobs in 9 years it HASN'T
All these million will go to TV, RADIO, ect... but the struggled families won't receive a dime, and their want us to vote for making them richers. Shame on you politicians
WHERE is your plan, man? Where is your job plan? Where do you stand on immigration? on abortion? on Gay marriage? on
entitlements? WHERE DO YOU STAND? WHERE D YOU STAND? WHERE. WHERE. WHERE...where?
It don't matter. He will never be President of The United States of America and you can take that to the Bank. Willard Smitten Robbmey
Romney is using the same game plan to try and destroy Obama as he did in the primaries.
If Romney wins we're all skrewed!