For the first time in two months, the Mitt Romney campaign is advertising in Pennsylvania. The campaign has a new ad which attacks Obama’s policies toward the coal industry.
What’s remarkable about the ad isn’t its content, but that the Romney campaign has decided to invest in the state after having written it off for so long.
A conservative group called Americans for Job Security put an ad attacking Obama on the air in the keystone state over the weekend. Romney’s super PAC Restore Our Future followed yesterday with a $2 million ad buy, and now the Romney campaign is in the game directly.
For some interesting perspective, here’s former Gov. Ed Rendell musing recently about the prospects of Romney winning in Pennsylvania. Rendell says the hope for Republicans would be that apathy takes over and Democratic turnout collapses, especially in Philadelphia.
Rendell says he contacted the Obama campaign and said the president should visit Philadelphia once before the election to energize the troops, and they should do a Bill Clinton robo-call to voters.