The Obama campaign is up with its second significant TV ad of the cycle, this one a response to a recent $3 million-plus ad blitz by the American Energy Alliance, a group with ties to the conservative Koch Brothers.
The new Obama ad -- which will air in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, Ohio, and Virginia -- also knocks Mitt Romney.
An Obama campaign official adds to First Read: "We saw it as an opportunity to highlight the president's energy record."
It's worth noting that the campaign's first TV ad was in response to another anti-Obama advertisement by a group -- Americans for Prosperity -- with ties to the Koch Brothers.
The script of the new TV ad:
Under President Obama, domestic oil production’s at an eight-year high.
So why is Big Oil attacking him?
Because he’s fighting to end their tax breaks.
He’s raising mileage standards, and doubling renewable energy.
In all these fights, Mitt Romney’s stood with Big Oil— for their tax breaks, attacking higher mileage standards and renewables.
So when you see this ad
Remember who paid for it. And what they want.