The American Issues Project, a conservative issue group, is planning to spend $2.8 million on a new TV ad set to air in Ohio and Michigan. The ad focuses on Obama's ties to William Ayers, a figure from the Weather Underground, which was a group responsible for bombing several government buildings in the early '70s.
Read the group's press release and see the ad
The Politico's Ben Smith has details:
A new conservative group has produced a television ad attacking Barack Obama for his relationship with former Weather Underground bomber Bill Ayers.The group's board includes Ed Failor Jr., the executive vice president of Iowans for Tax Relief and a member of the board of Iowa Right to Life.
"How much do your really know about Barack Obama? What does he really believe?" asks the ad, which then cites the failed attack on the Capitol on 9/11, and links it to the Weather Underground attack on the Capitol decades earlier.
The group says it will spend $2.8 million airing the ad in Ohio and Michigan -- which would be the largest single third-party expenditure this cycle.
The group, the American Issues Project, is a 501(c)4 -- which means it isn't required to disclose its donors.