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Americans for Prosperity

"President Obama: A One Term Proposition" +
:30 ad from Aug. 8, 2012 to run in CO, FL, IA, MN, NV, NM, NC, OH, PA, VA and WI.

[SFX] Male Announcer: In 2009, Barack Obama said...

Obama (Feb. 2009 clip): "I'm pledging to cut the deficit by half by the end of my first term in office."

Cacophony montage of news announcers:
"Under President Obama..."
"$5 trillion in debt that have been added under this administration..."
"...over roughly three years..."
"...government spending..."
"...$15 trillion in debt..."
"...trillions of unfunded debt..."

"$15 trillion."

Obama (clip): "I will be held accountable.  If I don't have this done in three years then there's going to be a one term proposition."


Obama (clip): "I will be held accountable." 

TEXT: Our National Debt Today: $15,920,591,039,094.  Let's Make This a One-Term Proposition on November 6th.

Male Announcer: Americans for Prosperity is responsible for the content of this advertising.

Notes: This ad marked the start of AFP's largest ad buy yet; a spokesperson said the group would $7 million over the coming week and up to $20 million more over three weeks.  The inclusion of Minnesota on the list of states drew some attention as the state was not seen as a battleground.