The Obama campaign has gone up on the air in North Carolina and other key battleground states with a new TV ad featuring retired four-star General and former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsing the president's re-election.
What is interesting is that this is is the first new TV ad in recent days that the Obama ad has aired where North Carolina has been included in the rotation. It comes after several polls have suggested a tightening of the race here. It also mirrors a radio ad on the same topic.
The ad is also airing in Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, Virginia, Minnesota and Wisconsin.