Obama campaign launches TV ads in Wisconsin
September 12th, 2012
08:30 AM ET
6 years ago

Obama campaign launches TV ads in Wisconsin

Detroit, Michigan (CNN) - The Obama campaign began airing television ads in Wisconsin on Wednesday, a sign that officials in Chicago now view the state as competitive.

The campaign says it's airing two TV spots, one positive and one critical of Republican Mitt Romney, across the state.

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An Obama spokesman noted that the Romney campaign and Republican outside groups have already been running television ads in the Badger State, including an $8 million buy reported by CNN on Tuesday.

For months, Democrats have insisted that Wisconsin and its 10 electoral votes are not in play, despite Republican gains since 2010 and a decisive win for Gov. Scott Walker in June's recall election. GOP officials said they used the recall election to target and identify over a million Republican voters who can be called on to turn out for Romney in November.

An Obama campaign official recently dismissed tight Wisconsin polling as "a sugar high" following Romney's choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate.

Wisconsin is listed as a toss-up on CNN's Electoral Map. Obama won the state in 2008 by 14% over Sen. John McCain.

Both Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden are campaigning in the state this week.

- CNN Senior Producer Kevin Bohn contributed to this report.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. rla

    Who cares- Obama is political toast!

    September 12, 2012 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  2. Really?

    The election will be determined by how successful the democrats andmediacohorts are in deceiving the voters. Anyone who took time to watch the RNC and find out for themselves who Romney really is (not the mythical Romney the media presents) would be hard pressed not to vote for Romney. Even the liberal journalists were astounded by the man's compassion-in-action and were silenced for a little while before they could formulate some other false charges against him. Do I expect CNN to post this? No, but I tried.

    September 12, 2012 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  3. GI Joe

    Adelson willing to drop $100 Million into Romneys Pocket.

    THEN - get this -– Adelson will get tax cuts that will put more than a 2000% (that's 2 thousand percent) return on his money BACK IN HIS POCKET.

    And You think something is not FISHY?


    September 12, 2012 09:51 am at 9:51 am |

    America is tired of Obama's progressive budgetless debt spending that has saddled our children with another $6 trillion.

    September 12, 2012 09:54 am at 9:54 am |