The political ad wars are escalating in Virginia.
As The Fix notes this morning, the conservative group Crossroads GPS is spending $7 million on a new advertising campaign, running network and cable TV commercials in 11 states — including the electoral battleground of Virginia.
The campaign follows a similar effort launched by the same group in late June, part of a broader two-month, $20 million push against President Obama and congressional Democrats.
The first spot that ran in Virginia focused on what it called “the facts” about Obama’s poor economic record. The new ad, titled “Wake Up,”shows a sleepless woman worrying about her family’s economic future. “There’s got to be a way to take away President Obama’s blank check,” she says.
Crossroads is also running ads in some states targeting specific Democratic senators, but the Virginia campaign is aimed only at Obama.