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Analysis: Ad Dollars Suggest Pennsylvania Will Be An Election Battleground

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Mitt Romney campaigns in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Mitt Romney campaigns in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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By Larry Kane

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Pennsylvania Republican State Committee has been arguing that the state should be considered a tossup in November. Now, the argument is being backed up with money.

Crossroads GPS, the political action committee led by ex-Bush guru Karl Rove has launched a $25 million ad campaign against President Obama nationwide in 10 states over the next four weeks with half a million coming to Pennsylvania.

kane larry tight Analysis: Ad Dollars Suggest Pennsylvania Will Be An Election Battleground

(KYW’s Larry Kane)

The ads attack Obama’s record and follow the Obama forces attacking Mitt Romney’s record in big business.

The money spent in Pennsylvania is a further indication that the GOP views the Keystone State as competitive. For its part, the Obama Campaign has been spending a small fortune in Pennsylvania, where it launched the beginnings of a neighborhood-by-neighborhood ground campaign last November.

Although the Republican political action committee is spending in Pennsylvania, the half million dollars is far less than what other battleground states are spending.

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