New Romney campaign ad targets Wisconsin voters
September 9th, 2012
08:18 AM ET
10 years ago

New Romney campaign ad targets Wisconsin voters

(CNN) – Mitt Romney's campaign released a new ad Sunday targeting Wisconsin voters as a part of a series of state-specific ads the campaign has released in battleground states.

Less than an hour after President Barack Obama addressed the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte on Thursday, Romney's team announced 15 new television advertisements as a part of the campaign's "A Better Future" series. The new ad focusing on Wisconsin brings the series total to 16 spots in nine states.

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The ad begins with a clip of Romney's nomination acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, reiterating a frequently posed question at the GOP convention asking voters if they are "better off" now than they were before Obama took office.

"This president can ask us to be patient. This president can tell us it was someone else's fault. But this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office," said Romney to supporters at the Republican convention.

A narrator then says, "Here in Wisconsin, we're not better off under Obama. There's a prairie fire of debt that grows over $3 billion dollars per day," and proceeds to lay out Romney's plan to cut the deficit, including "create over a 240,000 new jobs for Wisconsin."

CNN turned the important battleground state of Wisconsin from "lean Obama" to true "toss up" on its electoral map in August. The battleground state and home to Romney's running mate Paul Ryan has ten electoral votes and will be a focus of both campaigns in the weeks leading up to November.

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. MaryM

    Mitt, Americans will NOT allow you and lyin ryan to LIE and BUY this election. You and queen ann will NEVER live in the white house.
    Americans, please google, Lying for the Lord, its a mormon thing. Also google, White horse prophecy. That is what Mitt believes. Pretty scary stuff

    September 9, 2012 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    What happened to the ad about being better off than 4 years ago? Oh yeah, under Bush, we were in an economic free fall, the market was headed under 7000, we were losing 700,000 jobs a month, we were in two unfunded wars, Wall Street and the banking industry got billions of dollars, and we were in a Bush/republican near depression.

    September 9, 2012 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Mittens has one record of public service to run on, and it is a failure. He increased debt in MA by $2.6 billion, outsourced government jobs to India, and increased taxes over 700 times. The people of MA disliked him so much, that he did not run for reelection.

    September 9, 2012 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  4. impact09

    And in Wisconsin those adds should work after all, they were stupid enough to keep their current governor.

    September 9, 2012 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  5. Kiki

    Romney is pulling numbers out of the sky when it comes to how many jobs he is going to create. One moment it's 250,000 a month, then it's 12 million in his first term, and now 240,000 jobs in Wisconsin.

    September 9, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  6. Romney Is A Cheap Bully

    By now everyone knows that the republicans are lying about everything. So all their spending is just hurting them, reminding people that republicans have no integrity.

    September 9, 2012 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  7. GI Joe

    Ryan/Romney plan? (Unless Norquist tells them to something worse).

    Let me see.

    Adults (average) pay $2000/yr more in taxes
    Charter schools cost $6-$10 thousand/year per child K-12
    Grammaw and Pappaw each pay $6000+ more with vouchers.


    then they can give each multi-millionaire a $250,000 tax cut.

    Got it.

    September 9, 2012 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  8. SafeJourney

    I am a Veteran and I will vote for President Obama and so will hundreds of thousands of my fellow Veterans

    September 9, 2012 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  9. Sheon1

    Yes we are better off then 4 years ago!
    May GOD help us if the republicans get the Oval office back.
    It would be all down hill from there!

    September 9, 2012 10:18 am at 10:18 am |