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.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

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.

 

Comments are closed.

News

December 5, 2016 | NPR · Searching for alien life is harder than you might think, because whatever is out there might be really odd. So leading astrobiologists are meeting to advise NASA on how to go about looking for it.
 

AP
December 5, 2016 | NPR · A trial starts Monday over conditions in Alabama’s prisons. Mentally ill inmates say they’re denied basic care. Meanwhile, the Justice Department is conducting a civil rights probe into the prisons.
 

Maria Fabrizio for NPR
December 5, 2016 | NPR · Here’s how difficult it is for students with children to get access to the federal money for child care.
 

Arts & Life

December 4, 2016 | NPR · In the early 1970s surrealist icon Salvador Dalí published a lavish cookbook called Les Dîners de Gala. Decades later, the book is being republished for a new and much wider audience.
 

December 4, 2016 | NPR · Lauren Graham is the fast-talking Lorelei Gilmore, on Gilmore Girls, a role she recently reprised on Netflix. She tells NPR’s Ailsa Chang about her memoir, Talking As Fast As I Can.
 

December 4, 2016 | NPR · The Red Car, the latest novel by Marcy Dermansky, features a protagonist who’s haunted by a former boss. NPR’s Ailsa Chang speaks with Dermansky about the fantastical and dark novel.
 

Music

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
December 4, 2016 | NPR · The score for the new film, which stars Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy grappling with the death of her husband, was written by 29-year old English composer Mica Levi (a.k.a. Micachu).
 

Getty Images
December 4, 2016 | NPR · A Canadian police department jokingly said they’d punish drunk drivers by making them listen to Nickelback. That got us thinking: What song would you pick as punishment? We asked, you answered.
 

Courtesy of the artist
December 4, 2016 | NPR · The Minneapolis singer and rapper spent her early life deep in the Pentecostal church — and shut away from secular music. When she moved to Houston, Texas, everything changed.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab