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6:38 am ET

This new Romney/RNC TV ad hits Obama on taxes, saying Democrats have raised them before and they will do it again.

It includes four interesting elements:

  • It uses the same picture of President Obama and Nancy Pelosi THREE times in 30 seconds.
  • It features pictures of some of Romney’s allies, including Senator Ayotte and Governor Haley, who happen to be women. Also: Rob Portman, who happens to be a man, but a man from Ohio.
  • It plays to what I predict will be a rising Republican warning as Election Day approaches: don’t give Democrats more/unified control of Washington.
  • It tries to play offense/defense on who is the friend of the rich, claiming Republicans will “close loopholes for millionaires.”

Unclear where the spot is running. Watch the ad above and read the script here.

Related Topics: Barack Obama, Kelly Ayotte, Mark Halperin, Mitt Romney, Nancy Pelosi, Nikki Haley, Rob Portman, 2012 Elections, Ads, Analysis, Democratic Party, Issues, News, Republican Party, Taxes, The Page

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