Obama’s First Reelection Ad Pushes Back Against Koch Brothers


President Obama’s first reelection ad has arrived, and it’s set to hit airwaves on Thursday, January 19. The subject: Obama’s energy record. The opponents: the Koch Brothers, whom Obama referenced as “secretive oil billionaires” at the very beginning of the 30-second spot. The narrator cites Obama’s “unprecedented” ethics record before launching into a defense of his impact on energy and the environment. With a shot of the Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity ad as backdrop, the one that suggests that Obama awarded contracts to now-defunct solar energy company Solyndra as a political favor, the narrator says that it’s “not tethered to the facts.” According to the Times, the ad will run in battleground states like Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, and North Carolina, beginning Thursday. A little something for those folks to look forward to during 30 Rock.