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Washington (CNN) - The Democratic National Committee announced Monday that it is launching a new television ad focused on changing the rules that govern Wall Street.
"Not Again," a 60-second TV spot, will beginning airing Tuesday in Washington and on national cable outlets, according to a DNC spokesperson. The commercial will air for at least one week, said the spokesperson, who would not offer any further specific details about the buy.
The ad opens with images of storm clouds as viewers are asked to recall the near-collapse of the economy in 2008 when some Wall Street giants faltered and were assisted by financial support from the government.
"2008. Trillions in savings wiped out," an announcer says in the ad. "Millions of jobs lost. Homes and businesses foreclosed on. Wall Street's risk and greed cost us trillions. The result? The worst recession since the Great Depression."
After detailing a number of regulatory changes favored by the White House, the ad closes with an image of Capitol Hill and the message: "Tell Congress we can't afford another financial crisis. Pass President Obama's plan to hold Wall Street accountable... now."
The airing of the ad comes as Congress returns from a two-week recess and will likely turn its attention to financial regulatory reform legislation.
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