Steele Featured Heavily In New RNC TV Ad

March 8, 2010 9:21 a.m.

The Republican National Committee released an ad today prominently featuring its sometimes controversial chairman Michael Steele.

The ad, which according to CNN will run on Fox News in certain Republican-leaning areas, suggests that Democrats may destroy freedom.

“Today, our freedom is threatened,” Steele says over footage of the Statue of Liberty. “President Obama and Nancy Pelosi are experimenting with America. Massive government expansion. Government takeovers. Redistribution of wealth.”“And staggering debt to countries like China and the Middle East,” he continues, over a photo of Obama bowing to Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao.

“It’s wrong. We can’t afford it. It threatens our freedom,” Steele says, before making an appeal for donations.

This comes as the Democratic National Committee announced it is running an ad targeting the RNC for its controversial fund-raising presentation obtained last week by Politico. The DNC is specifically targeting Steele, running it in cities he is scheduled to visit.

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