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Americans for Prosperity

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:60 ad run in SE Ohio, from Oct. 12, 2012.


[Music] Female Announcer: Here in Ohio, coal provides good jobs and allows us to provide for our families.  Coal has meant opportunities for our children and our communities.  We have a proud history for all that we've accomplished; after all we've helped power America's economy for over two centuries.

[Music changes tone; downbeat] But now, President Obama wants to do away with all that just to please the special interests in Washington.  He and his administration have decided to pick winners and losers in the energy industry and his choices have hurt all Ohioans--our jobs, our families, our communities and our future.  But don't take our word for it.  Listen to President Obama's own words:

Obama (clip): "Under my plan of a cap and trade system electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket."

Female Announcer: Tell President Obama his policies are hurting Ohioans.  Go to FailingAgenda.com to stand with coal and sign the petition.

Americans for Prosperity paid for and is responsible for the content of this advertising.  Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.  On the web at AmericansforProsperity.org.

Notes: The Oct. 12 press release on this ad...

Americans for Prosperity Radio Ad Calls out Obama’s War on Coal
$170,000 Ad Effort Urges Citizens to Tell President Obama His Policies are Hurting Ohioans

COLUMBUS, OH – Americans for Prosperity (AFP) – Ohio, the state’s leading grassroots advocate for economic freedom and limited government, today began airing a new radio ad highlighting how President Obama’s energy policies are bankrupting coal plants and hurting Ohioans.

“Instead of working to create jobs and keep energy costs low, President Obama has continually pushed for failed green energy policies, forcing coal plants to shut down, killing thousands of jobs in an already depressed economy, and skyrocketing energy prices,” said Seth Morgan, AFP-Ohio Policy Director. “Even worse, President Obama knows that his policies are destructive – he has admitted that they will raise electricity prices.”

The ad quotes President Obama saying “Under my plan…electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket.”

Americans for Prosperity is airing the ad primarily in Southeast Ohio, where 86% of Ohio’s electricity is made and the region most acutely impacted by the administration’s energy policies. A similar ad is running in parts of Virginia as well. The ads are AFP’s latest effort to push back against the President’s energy policies and restore economic freedom to the energy market.

“With so many coal mines closing and Ohioans losing their jobs, it defies belief that President Obama is doubling down on his foolish policies,” Morgan continued. “We hope the President will listen to this ad and stop hurting our economy.”