Obama campaign highlights Powell endorsement

President Barack Obama’s campaign has released a new TV and radio ad here and in other states highlighting former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s endorsement of the president for a second term.

The 30-second TV ad pulls from Powell’s appearance last week on CBS “This Morning,” during which he said he is backing Obama this year as he did in 2008.

The TV spot, which will also air in Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Minnesota and Wisconsin, was released a day after the campaign announced a new 1 minute long radio ad focused on the endorsement.

Both use portions of Powell’s interview on CBS.

The radio ad will air here and in Florida, Wisconsin, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Ohio, Iowa, Nevada and Colorado, according to the campaign.