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Posted at 07:18 AM ET, 09/12/2012

New Obama ads in Virginia hit Romney on taxes, Medicare

Virginians will tune in to a pair of new TV ads from President Obama Wednesday morning.

President Barack Obama speaks at the Pentagon Memorial, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, during a ceremony to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. (Carolyn Kaster - Associated Press)
One, titled “Won’t Say,” criticizes Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for not releasing more of his income tax records. With an image of Romney against the backdrop of a jet emblazoned with “Trump,” the ad claims that Romney would push tax policies that favor the rich and clobber the middle class.

“Mitt Romney — he won’t reveal what’s in his taxes,” the voice-over begins. “And he won’t tell you what he’d do to yours. To pay for huge new tax breaks for millionaires like him, Romney would have to raise taxes on the middle class.”

The second ad, titled “Guide,” is based on the American Association of Retired Persons guide. It goes after Romney based on changes to Medicare that his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, has proposed.

“The new AARP voter guide is out with facts you need on Medicare,” the ad begins. “Fact: Barack Obama will protect your guaranteed benefits and will not allow Medicare to become a voucher program. Fact: Mitt Romney would take away Medicare's guaranteed benefit and instead give future retirees premium support or vouchers. ... Nonpartisan analysts say it could raise seniors’ cost up to $6,400 a year.”

Stay tuned for a response from Romney’s campaign.

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