Not long after the Republican Jewish Coalition unveiled the first two advertisements from its fall campaign, the National Jewish Democratic Council has released its first newspaper ad of the general election season. Running this week in the Cleveland Jewish News, the ad’s tagline is “CHANGE with Barack Obama, More of the SAME with John McCain,” and highlights four issues: Israel, Iran, energy independence and reproductive freedom using quotes from Obama himself, journalists and others.
NJDC executive director Ira Forman said this is the first of a number of ads the organization is preparing to run over the next eight weeks in Jewish newspapers around the country. He added, though, that that the group has a number of other plans – which he would not yet reveal – to highlight important issues in the election. Ads, according to Forman, “are not our top priority.”