Americans for Prosperity, the conservative group linked to billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch, on Wednesday became the third political action committee to start running campaign commercials in the last week of the presidential campaign. AFP's ads attacking President Obama's record follow ad buys this week by Restore our Future and Americans for Job Security, two groups that support Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
AFP canceled its television ads in Pennsylvania on Aug. 27, the first day of the Republican National Convention, but suggested a return to the state's airwaves could happen. AFP on Wednesday said it is spending $1.5 million to air an ad that has been seen in other states, with people who claim they voted for Obama in 2008 and now regret it.
A Daily News/Franklin & Marshall College Poll released Wednesday shows Obama leading Romney 49-45 percent among likely voters. Romney's campaign started airing ads this week. Obama's campaign followed suit. Romney's campaign says it is taking advantage of a narrowing race here. Obama's campaign says Romney is scrambling because his chances are diminishing in battleground states like Ohio.