Pro-Romney super PAC to launch ads in Pa.

12:03 PM, Oct 29, 2012   |    comments
US Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney listens as US band The Oak Ridge Boys perform, during a rally at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Marion, Ohio, October 28, 2012. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
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(USA Today) -- The pro-Romney super PAC is adding Pennsylvania to the presidential campaign's ad war.

Restore Our Future is spending $2.1 million to air ads in every major Keystone State market, reports Politico. The group's first commercial, "New Normal," slams President Obama on his handling of the economy.

Pennsylvania, normally a hotly contested key swing state in presidential elections, has not been deluged with campaign ads this year like Ohio, Colorado and other battlegrounds.

Obama's lead in Pennsylvania polls has tightened recently. He now has an edge of about 5 percentage points, according to the average of recent polls compiled by RealClearPolitics. Vice President Biden, who was born and raised in Scranton, will campaign in Pennsylvania on Thursday.

In recent weeks, Restore Our Future has been spending heavily in the competitive swing states. The independent group, however, has also been investing in Michigan, where polls show Obama has an advantage. Restore Our Future's ads will start running Tuesday and go through the final week of the presidential campaign.

(USA Today)

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