(CNN) - A new television ad released Tuesday by President Barack Obama's campaign characterizes his Republican opponent as making it tougher for middle class families to "pay the bills."
"Mitt Romney, he's so focused on big business and tax cuts for the wealthy, it seems like his answers to middle class America are just, 'tough luck,' " a woman identified as a mother named Christie says in the spot.
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The ad follows one released earlier on Tuesday by the Romney campaign arguing Obama leads to "more spending, more debt, failing American families.
Obama's campaign argues in their ad that Romney would prioritize wealthy individuals over the middle class.
"To fund his tax cuts for millionaires, Romney could take away middle class deductions for childcare, home mortgages, and college tuition," the narrator says.
The Obama campaign says the ad will run in the six battleground states of Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Virginia.
In a statement, Romney campaign spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg said, "President Obama is the only candidate in this race who will raise taxes on small businesses and middle-class families, so he is trying to distract from his record of failure and disappointment. America can do better than high unemployment, falling incomes, and runaway spending,"
Not included on the list of states where the ad will run is Florida, where CNN recently learned Team Obama has made a significant ad buy.