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(CNN)— After days of controversy over his comments about some small-town Pennsylvanians, Barack Obama hit the airwaves with a new ad Monday, taking direct aim at criticism that the Illinois senator is out of touch with those working-class voters.
The 30 second spot titled, “It Won’t” stars Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey talking about Obama’s empathy for the economic pain those voters are facing.
“In towns like yours and mine, families are struggling with bills they can’t afford and jobs moving away,” Sen. Casey says while walking in Scranton. “It has to change – but it won’t until we change Washington.”
“Barack Obama knows Pennsylvania’s hurting. He can unite America and bring real change.”
Click here to watch Obama's new Pennsylvania Ad: "It Won't."