Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Obama group airing TV ad touting health overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's political organization is running its first television ads boosting his drive to revamp health care.

The 30-second ads will begin airing Wednesday in Washington, D.C., and on cable TV nationally. A version will run on local stations in eight states to prod senators to back the health care effort. They will run for two weeks.

In the ads, private citizens describe problems they've had with the medical system and say it's time for action. The sponsor is Organizing for America, Obama's campaign organization, which has become part of the national Democratic Party. The group would not reveal the cost.

The ads will run in Arkansas, Indiana, Florida, Louisiana, Maine, North Dakota, Nebraska and Ohio.

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