Video: Karl Rove's Group Hits Obama With Energy Ad in Florida
A group headed by former Bush strategist Karl Rove is launching a TV spot in Florida blaming high gas prices on the Obama administration.
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The issue ad, entitled “Too Much,” will start Wednesday on broadcast and cable networks in Tampa-St-Petersburg, Orlando, West Palm Beach and Fort Myers-Naples for a total of $789,388.
The spot, produced by Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, urges viewers to contact the White House to advocate for realistic energy solutions which will address the rising cost of gasoline.
“President Obama’s ‘hope and change’ has deteriorated into hype and blame -- puffing up his record and blaming others for his policy failures,” said Crossroads GPS president Steven Law. “This ad sets the record straight and calls for real solutions to sky-high gas prices, not more political spin.”
According to the U.S. Department of Interior, oil production on federal lands and waters decreased by 14 percent in 2011 from the previous year. Meanwhile, Obama personally lobbied the U.S. Senate to block the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would have brought oil from Canada to American refineries.