For the second time this week President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is releasing a new TV ad in Virginia and eight other battleground states.
Thursday's 30 second spot, titled "Jobs," focuses on Obama's "American Jobs Act" he introduced to Congress last September, most of which was blocked by Congress.
The voice over from the narrator says, "The President’s jobs plan would put teachers, firefighters, police officers and construction workers back to work. Right now."
"And it’s paid for by asking the wealthiest Americans to pay a little more."
"But Congress refuses to act."
"Tell Congress we can’t wait."
Like Monday's "Heard it Before" ad, which focused on GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's tenure as governor of Massachusetts, the "Jobs" spot is running in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania in addition to Virginia.
The Virginia communications director for the Romney campaign Curt Cashour gave the following response to the new Obama campaign ad:
“President Obama has had three and a half years to keep his campaign promise to grow the economy and create jobs. Now, with record-level unemployment and job creation that even the president calls inadequate, it is clear his policies haven’t worked. Americans know we aren’t moving in the right direction today, and they can’t afford more of the same. As president, Mitt Romney will enact a pro-growth agenda that gets our economy back on track and allows our small businesses and job creators to thrive.”