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A new TV ad will began airing on Wednesday, Feb. 7 in states represented by Republican senators who filibustered a resolution expressing opposition to President Bush's plan to increase the number of U.S. troops in Iraq.



The ad buy in targeted states criticize Senators Warner, Brownback,
Sununu, Smith, Voinovich, Specter, McConnell, and Dole for filibustering a
bipartisan measure, sponsored by Senators John Warner (R-VA), Carl Levin
(D-MI), and Joseph Biden (D-DE), that expressed disapproval of the
president's escalation plan for Iraq. Republicans blocked the debate so
there was no vote on the measure.
"At a time when most Americans oppose the Bush escalation plan, and
when a solid bipartisan majority of Senators has agreed on a resolution
expressing that opposition, it is outrageous that a handful of Senators
would stand in the way," said Tom Matzzie, Washington director of
MoveOn.org Political Action. "We are going to make sure their constituents
know what they've done," concluded Nita Chaudhary of MoveOn.org Political
Action.
SCRIPT OF TV AD:

MoveOn.org Political Action

TV:30

Blocked Debate

VIDEO
WE SEE SHOTS OF SENATORS WARNER, BROWNBACK, SUNUNU, SMITH, VOINOVICH,
SPECTER, MCCONNELL, DOLE IDENTIFIED BY NAME AND STATE. EACH SENATOR HAS THE
WORD "ESCALATE" COMING OUT OF HIS OR HER MOUTH.
AUDIO
Announcer (VO): Remember their faces. Remember their names. The
Republicans in the United States Senate. A majority of Americans are
opposed to escalation in Iraq. Yet, instead of allowing a vote on
escalation, the Republicans blocked the debate. They're willing to send
tens of thousands more troops to face danger in Iraq, but they don't have
the courage to face a vote.
VIDEO
CUT TO END CARD WITH SENATE PHONE NUMBER. AT SCREEN BOTTOM, SUPER
MOVEON.ORG POLITICAL ACTION PAID FOR LANGUAGE.
AUDIO
Announcer (VO): Call your senators or (call Senator Joe Smith.) Tell
them to stop the escalation.
VIDEO
AT SCREEN BOTTOM, SUPER MOVEON.ORG POLITICAL ACTION PAID FOR LANGUAGE.
AUDIO
Announcer (VO): MoveOn.org Political Action is responsible for the
content of this advertisement.


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