WASHINGTON (WWJ/AP) – As President Barack Obama celebrates surpassing his campaign goal of $60 million by raising a whopping $86 million, the Republican National Committee is fighting back with a new series of ads.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus says the ads, with a theme of “Change Direction,” will target four key states, including Michigan.
“Obama has to pay very close attention to the four states that we’re targeting that have, traditionally in these presidential elections as of late, tended Democrat — which are Michigan, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and my home state of Wisconsin.
Priebus says these four states represent fifty electoral votes and are very crucial to winning the White House.
The RNC said Wednesday the minute-long “Change Direction” spot will be seen on cable and broadcast outlets. The party began airing a similarly themed ad last week as well
The RNC says it wants voters to be aware of what it calls Obama’s “abysmal economic record.”
Democratic National Committee spokesman Brad Woodhouse says that while the president “continues to fight to clean up a mess that was years in the making,” Republicans “are playing politics with our economy.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.