Obama campaign airs new TV ad on economy

A new week, a new TV ad from President Barack Obama’s campaign, this time a spot focused on the economy and airing in Virginia and other key states.

It begins with a woman saying, “We’ve gone from pulling into our parking lot, which was so depressing it would be two or three cars in this parking lot, to our parking lot being full.”

Another woman follows with: “We have a whole second shift that we brought in, new employees, and we have a future at our plant now.”

The 30-second spot then features several men talking about the president or his plans directly, with one saying “When you look at the president’s plan, I don’t think there can be any question that we’re on the right course for today’s economy” and another commenting that the president “does get what people need and that’s jobs and the opportunity to help themselves.”

“Stick with this guy,” the ad ends. “He will move us forward.”

That commercial, called “Main Street,” will air here and in Colorado, Iowa and Nevada, according to the campaign.

That ad is the latest in a string that the campaign has released over the past week, including one focused on Medicaid, one about the federal taxes that GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney paid personally, and another focused on women’s health.

The latter, called “Decision,” includes a clips of Romney saying about Planned Parenthood, “we’re going to get rid of that.”

Romney made the comment during an interview with a Missouri TV reporter when asked about the federal deficit and what programs he would cut or reduce, apparently referring to pulling the organization’s federal funding.

“Women need to know the real Mitt Romney,” the narrator says at the end of the Obama campaign ad.

In the Medicaid focused ad called “Only Choice,” which has been in rotation in the Richmond market, the narrator says, “It’s one of the hardest decisions a family can make — realizing a nursing home is the only choice. For many middle class families, Medicaid is the only way to afford the care.”

“But as a governor, Mitt Romney raised nursing home fees eight times,” the ad says. “And as president, his budget cuts Medicaid by one-third and burdens families with the cost of nursing home care.”

“We have a president who won’t let that happen.”

That ad is also airing in New Hampshire, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Colorado and Nevada, according to the campaign.

UPDATE:  Curt Cashour, a spokesman for the Romney campaign in Virginia responded to the ads: “President Obama’s policies have made it harder for our economy to recover and have devastated the middle class. This election will be a clear choice between two different visions for our country. With President Obama, we’ll have four more years like the last four. With Mitt Romney, we’ll have pro-growth policies that deliver a real recovery, create millions of good-paying jobs, and bring relief to the middle class.”