Crossroads GPS Launches New Tv Ads Targeting Five U.S. Senators On Government Spending And Debt

New ads on in five key states focus on targeted U.S. senators in lead-up to debt-cutting votes.

WASHINGTON – Today, Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies (Crossroads GPS) launched a new round of television advertising that targets five U.S. senators in key states on the issue of excessive government spending and debt. New TV spots begin running today through August 6 on network television stations in Florida, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska and Ohio, and will be complemented by targeted online advertising in those states.

The spots focus on U.S. Senators Bill Nelson of Florida, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Jon Tester of Montana, Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Sherrod Brown of Ohio. All feature local constituents of the senators, urging solutions to the debt limit debate that will cut spending and not raise taxes or create new taxes. The ads promote the website, which provides viewers with online tools to write their senators and representative on the issue.

The total amount dedicated to this effort, including television and internet advertising and production, is $1.6 million through August 6.

“President Obama has made it clear that he wants to raise taxes in these debt negotiations, which will cost jobs and send the economy further into a tailspin” said Crossroads GPS president and CEO Steven Law.  “Between his health care bill and the failed stimulus, Obama and his allies in the Senate have blown a massive hole in the deficit, and it’s time to take away their blank check.”

The Florida ad can be viewed here, the Missouri ad here, the Montana ad here, the Nebraska ad here, and the Ohio ad here.

The new spots are part of a summer-long, $20 million effort by Crossroads GPS to urge decisive action by Congress to cut spending and the national debt and start rebuilding the nation’s economy.

Crossroads GPS is a policy and grassroots advocacy organization that is committed to educating, equipping and mobilizing millions of American citizens to take action on the critical economic and legislative issues that will shape our nation’s future in the years ahead. 

For more information, contact Jonathan Collegio at [email protected] or (202) 559-6424.