Crossroads GPS Launches New TV Ad Defending Romney Over Obama’s Bogus Tax Hike Claim

New spot, in $5.3m buy, calls Obama out on using “discredited” study to smear Romney as a tax hiker.

WASHINGTON – Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies (Crossroads GPS) today launched a new TV ad in six states pushing back against Barack Obama’s discredited claim that Mitt Romney wants to raise taxes on the middle class.

The ad shows the false claim in a TV ad by President Obama, which relied on a now debunked study, based on hypothetical assumptions, to assert that Governor Romney supported tax increases.

The ad starts today and will run for one week on broadcast TV stations and cable networks where Obama’s ad has run – in Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia. The ad is backed by a $5.3 million buy, and can be viewed here:  It is also available for high-resolution download upon request.

“President Obama is shamelessly pushing a dishonest claim, based on a discredited and hypothetical study,” said Crossroads GPS president and CEO Steven Law. “President Obama raised taxes on the middle class, and his campaign is dishonestly smearing Gov. Romney to change the subject away from his own tax hikes and the economy that he mishandled over the last four years.”

The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board today condemned Obama for the use of the study, calling it part of the Obama campaign’s “serial dishonesty.”

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.

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