President Barack Obama called a joint session of Congress to promote The American Jobs Act, a multifaceted approach to job creation that he hoped was centrist enough to draw Republican support, and at the very least may well have been his opening salvo for the 2012 presidential election. The Democratic National Committee is going up with television ads to drive the issue home with voters.
The ads are comprised of highlights from Obama’s address. In addition to going on television, ads will also be placed on high-traffic websites.
According to an article in The Hill, the television buy is being concentrated in a handful of states, including Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Virginia.
Key Democrats in Congress will begin to try to move the legislation on Capitol Hill, and Obama will be taking the message on the road in person. In addition, Democratic members of Congress will be sending out email blasts in support of the Act.