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Conservative group launches anti-Obama TV ads in Va.

It’s not even 2012 yet but the campaign ads have started.

A national conservative group began airing TV ads Monday that take aim at President Obama in several states, including Virginia. The ads will run for two weeks.

Crossroads GPS has pledged to spend $20 million over the next two months on ads about jobs, the economy and the federal debt.

The first $5 million will buy ads on cable news channels and local network affiliates in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada and Virginia. It will spend $570,000 in the state.

The ad, titled “Shovel Ready,” talks about the rise of unemployment, gas prices and the national debt under Obama and what is calls the failures of the federal stimulus package.

“President Obama may have inherited a recession, but his policies have made things worse for everyday Americans by running up the debt and causing economic uncertainty,” said Steven Law, president of Crossroads GPS. “Now Obama seems checked out of efforts to reduce America’s dangerous debt load, while his party is pushing massive tax increases and even more spending.”

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