While U.S. athletes compete in London at the 2012 Olympics, President Obama and Mitt Romney will stage a separate battle on the airwaves.

Mitt Romney will get some help on the airwaves during the Olympics. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

The purchase follows the Obama campaign’s announcement that it made its own multi-million dollar ad buy during the Olympics, ensuring that sports fans will be inundated with political spots in between events.

In addition to Virginia, Restore Our Future also bought time in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.