Crossroads GPS Launches Issue Ad in Iowa

TV spot urges Iowans to tell Leonard Boswell to oppose another Obama stimulus

WASHINGTON – Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies (GPS) today launched a new issue ad in Iowa’s Third District.  The spot urges Iowans to contact Rep. Leonard Boswell to tell him they oppose his support for President Obama’s second round of stimulus spending.

The ad, “Peas,” will air in the Des Moines, IA and Omaha, NE markets over the next two weeks for a total buy of $160,000.  The ad can be viewed here:

“Instead of joining the bipartisan opposition to President Obama’s latest stimulus bill, Leonard Boswell has embraced it, even though the second round of stimulus spending is based on the same failed policies as the first one which wasted $830 billion without lowering the unemployment rate,” said Nate Hodson, Crossroads GPS director of state and regional media relations.  “Iowans should tell Leonard Boswell that continuing to embrace Obama’s failed policies of more spending and new taxes will not create jobs.”

Obama sold his first failed stimulus bill in 2009 with the projection its passage would bring the unemployment rate down to 6.5 percent by the fall of 2011 – yet the current national rate is 9.1 percent.

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 or to arrange an interview, contact Nate Hodson at[email protected] or (202) 731-7782.