The second ad contrasts the federal government with Tomblin's fiscal record as governor. "While the federal government can't stop spending, West Virginia's state budget is balanced," says the ad's narrator. The narrator compliments Tomblin's "conservative financial management." Tomblin is running against businessman Bill Maloney, in a rematch from last year. Maloney also invoked the president in his first television ad, saying "the change he's promised has darkened."