Crossroads GPS Releases New TV Ad in Five States Contrasting Obama with Clinton on Taxes

New issue ad in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania will air for two weeks, with ad buys totaling $2.6 million.

 WASHINGTON – Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies (Crossroads GPS) today launched a new issue ad on broadcast television in five states, opposing President Barack Obama’s proposed tax increases on job creators and small businesses.

The TV ad, entitled “Two Presidents,” begins running today in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania, and contrasts President Obama’s tax increase proposal with the position of former President Bill Clinton, who has repeatedly said it is a bad idea to raise taxes in a weak economy.

The ad, which will run for two weeks as part a $2.6 million issue advertising buy, can be viewed here.

President Obama has launched a tax attack on American jobs that hits Main Street businesses, home mortgages, and school and road repair funds,” said Crossroads GPS president Steven Law. “Former President Clinton and bipartisan majorities in Congress agree that Obama’s tax hikes won’t solve the problem.  The ad aims to get Obama to stop attacking and start listening.”

 This latest Crossroads GPS issue ad follows a massive issue advertising initiative in the summer of 2011 during the debt limit debate. Crossroads GPS ran issue ads on national cable and in more than ten states opposing tax hikes as part of a debt-ceiling deal.

“Our debt limit ads helped put a stop to Obama’s tax hikes once before, and we intend to do it again,” added Law.

 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 Jonathan Collegio at [email protected] or (202) 559-6424.