Obama-allied group airs anti-Romney tax ad

September 8, 2012 - 4:35 PM
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President Barack Obama, center, places his food order with Pedro Barrionuevo, left, and his wife Nidia Barrionuevo, right, owners of West Tampa Sandwich Shop and Restaurant, during an unannounced stop, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A political group supporting the re-election of President Barack Obama is airing a new ad that criticizes challenger Mitt Romney for advocating tax policies that would increase the tax burden on middle-income families.

The ad by Priorities USA Action, a so-called super political action committee, uses an analysis by the independent Tax Policy Center and declares that Romney's plan would raise taxes on an average family by up to $2,000 while giving tax breaks of $250,000 to multimillionaires.

The ad is airing in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Obama advisers say Romney and his allied super PACS have a 5-2 advantage in some television markets over Obama and his supporters.