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.
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.