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Vets For Freedom: "Skipped"

Producer: Next Generation Advertising

Vets For Freedom: "Skipped"


Running Time: 00:30

Debut Date: 10/01/2008

Ad Buy: statewide in California


Cost: $2.2 million

Summary: The ad hits Obama for holding no oversight hearings on Afghanistan and not spending more time in Iraq.

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Script of "Skipped" (TV)

ANNOUNCER [v/o]: Barack Obama skipped 45 percent of Senate votes, but did manage to show up to vote against emergency funding for our troops.

(Text on screen:, Accessed 9/18/08; H.R. 2206, CQ Vote #181; S. 2340, CQ Vote #410)

Obama was chairman of the committee overseeing the fight against al-Qaida in Afghanistan, but never held a single hearing.

(Text on screen: Associated Press, 3/3/08)

BARACK OBAMA [from primary debate]: It is true that we haven't had oversight hearings on Afghanistan.

(Text on screen: Debate, 2/26/08)

ANNOUNCER [v/o]: Obama found time to make 45 trips to Iowa, but only two trips to Iraq.

(Text on screen: Cedar Rapids Gazette, 6/5/08; CNN, 7/21/08)

BRIAN BOWERS: Call Senator Obama and ask him to support Senate Resolution 636.

Vets For Freedom is responsible for the content of this ad.

(Text on screen: Brian Bowers; Iraq War Veteran, Hesperia, CA; Make supporting our troops a priority; (202) 224-2854; Paid for by Vets For Freedom. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

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