Some well-funded Pro-Mitt Romney super PACs are pulling their TV ad dollars out of Pennsylvania and Michigan and doubling down on efforts in what they consider to be more crucial swing states; such as Florida, Ohio and Colorado. KUNC’s Kirk Siegler has more.

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Those are states where President Obama has also been spending considerable time lately, but where he’s widely seen to have been outspent by Gov. Romney and conservative Super PACs like American Crossroads and Americans for Prosperity, funded by billionaire oil brothers Charles and David Koch. Now Americans for Prosperity is pouring some $6 million into ads in states like Colorado…

“It doesn’t mean that you wouldn’t go back there at some point soon, it’s continually fluid, dollars are not endless.”

That’s AFP president Tim Phillips. He predicts the situation will be much LESS fluid in Colorado, though, where he says his group plans to run ads until the election.

“This part of the country, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, they’ve been hit pretty hard and they haven’t seen the results, good results, from the President’s policies. We think there is enormous opportunity here.”

Phillips’ group isn’t just on the airwaves. AFP has also brought its so-called “Failing Agenda” bus tour to cities from Loveland to Colorado Springs this week – highlighting what the group says is President Obama’s failed economic policies.

 

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