[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/01/13/art.getty.rnc.steele.jpg caption="The RNC is launching a new television ad this week in Republican-leaning markets."]Washington (CNN) - Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele may be coming to a television commercial break near you.
The RNC is launching a new ad – to air on Fox News Channel in Republican-leaning TV markets – warning that President Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are "experimenting with America." In the spot, Steele makes a direct appeal for donations, urging viewers to visit a new Web site called OurFreedomMatters.com
"Massive government expansion, government takeovers, redistribution of wealth, and staggering debt to countries like China and the Middle East," Steele narrates in the ad. "It's wrong, we can't afford it. It threatens our freedom."
Steele himself appears on screen for 30 seconds of the one minute-long spot, and uses the word freedom no less than eight times.
"But if people pull together, people can take our government back," Steele says. "Go to OurFreedomMatters.com. Make a donation. Washington is not listening. The President is not listening."
The ad will air this week in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Cincinnati, Ohio; Greensboro. North Carolina; and West Palm Beach, Florida. An RNC spokesman said Steele will follow up his pitch with fundraising trips to each of those cities.
The RNC's financial operation is currently under fire following the disclosure of an internal fundraising presentation, which claimed the party could cash in on "fear" of the Obama administration.