Election 2012

Radio Ads Flood Swing States

Campaigns focusing on targeting women


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP)—Drivers listening to adult contemporary radio along Interstate 4 in central Florida are hearing ads like this: "President Obama raised taxes on Florida's small businesses, and his defense cuts will weaken our military and put thousands more Florida families out of work. Mitt Romney has a better vision for America."

Voters tuning into Top 40 stations in Cleveland or Denver are hearing ads like this: "Mitt Romney's got two degrees from Harvard but wants to cut education funding? Says class sizes don't matter? Come on, man. … President Obama gets it."