The Karl Rove-backed Super PAC Crossroads GPS is releasing an almost $10 million basketball-themed anti-Obama attack ad to begin airing in swing states on Wednesday.
The ad, titled Basketball, is about a mother who laments about how her grown children are unable to find jobs and move out of the house and continue to collect debt on student loans.
I always loved watching the kids play basketball. I still do, even though things have changed. It's funny. They can't find jobs to get their careers started, and I can't afford to retire, and now we're all living together again, the narrator says. I supported President Obama because he spoke so beautifully. He promised change, but things have changed for the worse.
As the narrator speaks, she ages from a young mother to an older woman.
According to the super PAC's website, Crossroad GPS spent $9.7 million to air the commercial in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The ad will run for three weeks.
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Crossroads GPS, led by former Bush adviser and Republican strategist Rove, has raised more that $76.8 million, according to an April ABC report.
A pro-Obama super PAC, Priorities USA, also released an ad online on Tuesday -- to air in swing states -- that shows Republicans attacking presumed candidate Mitt Romney's record at Bain Capital during the primary season.