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Republicans To Counter Obama In Television Spots

The air war is getting started. Ads to air in D.C., Charlotte, Norfolk, and Grand Rapids.

Posted on January 18, 2012, at 9:58 p.m. ET

The Republican National Committee has placed modest television buys in Washington D.C.; Charlotte, North Carolina; Norfolk, Virginia; and Grand Rapids, Michigan for next week, a total buy of just over $20,000 that marks an early shot in a broadening advertising war.

RNC spokesman Sean Spicer wouldn't confirm the numbers, shared by a media buyer, or discuss the planned ad. The Obama campaign today also released their first ad, which is below:

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