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Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Democrats launch ads in Virginia in support of Obama’s jobs plan

The Democratic National Committee has launched an ad campaign in several swing states, including Virginia, to promote President Obama’s jobs plan.

The campaign includes television ads on both broadcast and cable stations, online ads and a Web site , where people can learn more about the bill and sign a petition.

The television ads, titled “14 Months,” will begin airing Tuesday and will last several weeks. They will run in Richmond, Norfolk and Roanoke as well as Washington, which includes Northern Virginia.

The online ads — both a 30-second and a 15-second ad — will run in a variety of places, including Facebook, YouTube, Hulu, Pandora and Huffington Post.

“The most important thing we can do right now is set aside politics and put creating jobs and putting more money in the pockets of middle class Americans and small-business owners ahead of an election which is still 14 months away,’’ DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse said in a statement. “The president has a plan to create jobs and help middle class Americans get ahead and this effort is intended to communicate that plan to the American people and for Americans to communicate their support for his plan to their representatives in Washington. There is simply no time to waste.”

Obama came to Richmond on Friday for the first stop of his tour around the country to sell the plan.

By  |  05:18 PM ET, 09/12/2011

 
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