VIDEO: Liberal group up with ad backing Sotomayor

As conservative groups and Republicans consider how to oppose Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court, one liberal group is going on the air on Wednesday in support of her.

The Coalition For Constitutional Values, an umbrella group that represents several public interest organizations, is going up with an simple introductory ad this morning. Check it out below.



The group says the ad buy is a "significant initial six-figure buy" and the spot will begin airing on cable news and national network news on Wednesday.

The ad stresses what President Obama emphasized in his announcement on Tuesday: Sotomayor's background and life story.

"This spot introduces the American people to Judge Sonia Sotomayor," said Wade Henderson, co-chair of the Coalition for Constitutional Values and president of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. "Every aspect of American life is affected by our justice system. It's important that they understand her fair-minded approach to the law which is grounded both in her eminent legal qualifications and her life experiences."

In addition to the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the Alliance for Justice and People for the American Way, two other large and well-known liberal groups, are behind the ad.

Looks to me that this group is beating conservatives to the airwaves. If you have seen or see any ads from conservative groups that are going on television, please post a link in the comments section below.

UPDATE: The group's bare bones website, www.ConstitutionalValues.org, is now up and running.

jeremy.jacobs@thehill.com