4:51 p.m. E.T.
Well-placed Democratic and Republican sources tell me the Obama campaign is going on Detroit broadcast TV with ads for 11/1 — 11/6. The only other television advertiser in Michigan right now is Romney super PAC Restore Our Future.
An Obama aide tells me this on the Michigan ad buy:
Restore Our Future went up with a $2 million buy in Michigan. We’re matching states where they go up. We’re not going to let them make a play anywhere.
The same Obama campaign adviser reports that — surprise!! — the Michigan TV spot they will air relates to the auto issue.
Both sides have enough money for these end-game ad forays. The real issues remain candidate time/visits, the psy-ops involved here, and the belief of some Republicans that a combination of Minnesota, Michigan, and Pennsylvania could surprise on Election Day.