By Cameron Joseph - 11/01/12 01:09 PM EDT
The groups, which coordinate spending between themselves (but not with Romney), are flush with cash in the final days of the campaign and have likely decided it's more worthwhile to take a chance on less likely states, force Obama and his allies to spend time and money there, and hope for a home run than invest that in swing states where ad spending is already at saturation levels.
Polls show Obama holding a lead of between 4 and 6 points in Pennsylvania. While a recent poll for the Detroit News showed Romney within 3 points in Michigan, another from EPIC-MRA, a respected Michigan pollster, for the Detroit Free Press showed Obama holding a 6-point lead in the state.
The group is running two ads in the states: One features blue-collar women discussing the economy, while the other features Romney discussing his five-point economic plan.