A resolution honoring Ohioan and Olympic athlete Jesse Owens has been approved by the U.S. Senate.
DNC Launches Ad Campaign as President Heads for Columbus
The Democratic National Committee is launching a television ad campaign to boost support for President Barack Obama’s new jobs plan.
The 30-second ads show portions of Obama’s speech to Congress last week promoting his $447 billion jobs package.
They will air starting today in key markets in politically important states, including Cleveland and Columbus in Ohio.
The ads urge viewers to “Read it. Fight for it. … Pass the President’s Jobs Plan.”
Obama is formally sending the jobs bill to Capitol Hill today and holds an event in the Rose Garden to call on lawmakers to back it swiftly.
The plan mixes tax cuts with new spending.
Tomorrow he’ll pitch the plan in Ohio, home state of House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur).
Obama will be visiting Columbus.