ABC News' Amy Walter (@amyewalter) reports: The national TV ad campaign launched Monday by Crossroads GPS attacking President Obama on the economy has aired in 31 media markets across ten states over the past two days, a source with knowledge of the ad buys told ABC News.
Twenty-one of those markets are in swing states Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, New Mexico, Colorado, Iowa and Nevada.
Crossroads GPS, the independent group founded in part by Karl Rove, said last week it would spend $20 million on a TV ad campaign this summer criticizing the president. The initial buy for the spot "Shovel Ready" cost $5 million and runs for two weeks, a spokesman said.
Here's a look at the cities targeted by the initial campaign:
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Virginia: Norfolk, Roanoke, Richmond
South Carolina: Greenville
North Carolina: Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh
Montana: Butte, Billings
Iowa: Des Moines, Davenport, Cedar Rapids, Sioux City
Texas: El Paso
Nebraska: Lincoln, Omaha
Florida: Orlando, Ft. Myers, Jacksonville, Tampa, West Palm Beach
Colorado: Denver, Colorado Springs
Missouri: Columbia, Springfield, St. Louis
Kansas: Kansas City
Nevada: Las Vegas, Reno
New Mexico: Albuquerque