A second TV ad designed to pressure President Obama from the left over the extension of Bush-era tax cuts is set to run in Washington, D.C., and Indiana starting Friday.
The spot is funded by the liberal Progressive Change Campaign Committee, and it recycles footage of Obama telling voters on the campaign trail in 2008 that former President George W. Bush's economic policies "offend my conscience."
The spot ends with a message in white text over video of a cheering crowd at an Indiana campaign rally that reads, "If Obama won't fight for his promise, Congress needs to."
An earlier spot launched by the group also used footage of Obama on the '08 campaign trail railing against tax cuts for the top two percent of income earners. That ad ran on D.C. cable and in Iowa.
According to the group, the new ad will start running on D.C. cable starting Friday and be up through early next week. In Indiana, the group has purchased time in both the Indianapolis and Evansville markets on local broadcast and cable, with the spot launching Friday.
"As a candidate, Obama took his message to red states like Indiana and won by promising that we would not have four more years of tax cuts for the wealthy," said PCCC co-founder Adam Green. "If Obama's deal passes, his presidency will represent four more years of those unconscionable tax cuts — a broken campaign promise born not out of necessity but out of a failure to fight."
Obama carried Indiana by the narrowest of margins over Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in 2008.