Crossroads Spends $6.6M on New Ad

    North Carolina delegate James Long carries a cutout picture of President Barack Obama in his pocket at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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    Super PAC American Crossroads has Obama’s campaign slogan in its dark-money crosshairs, spending $6.6 million on new ads in eight battleground states. The ads, which allege that Obama has presided over “America’s worst economic recovery ever,” hammer away at the president’s “Forward” campaign slogan and blame the president for racking up “$5 trillion more in debt.” The anti-Obama spots will show in Colorado, Iowa, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and Nevada. At the same time, American Crossroads is spending a substantial amount to try to turn a Senate race in North Dakota for the Republican candidate, producing television ads that snipe at Democrat Heidi Heitkamp.

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