President Obama’s campaign has made its first television ad buy of the campaign and began airing its first ad.
The 30-second ad is running in Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin, according to the campaign. Earlier Wednesday, the New York Times reported that the Obama campaign had bought airtime for Thursday in four of the states -- Michigan, Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina.
The ad, dubbed "Unprecedented," focuses on Obama's record on clean energy and the setting of ethical standards "to reduce the influence of special interests in Washington," according to a campaign release.
Republican presidential campaigns and independent groups have both been attacking Obama in ads.