The latest ad buy in the Michigan Republican primary battle is from a Democrat -- President Obama.
The president's reelection campaign announced Thursday it is running a new 30-second advertisement in the state, the latest bit of Democratic meddling in the tight GOP contest (see video below).
The spot, the campaign's first single-state ad campaign, touts the Obama administration's bailout of the auto industry by hailing the "grit and sacrifice of Michigan workers."
"When a million jobs were on the line, every Republican candidate turned their back," the ad states. "Even said, 'Let Detroit go Bankrupt.'"
That's a reference to Mitt Romney's 2008 op-ed in which he called for a managed bankruptcy for the troubled Detroit auto giants.
Obama is quoted in the ad saying, "Don't bet against the American auto industry," and "Don't bet against the American worker." The spot will air on broadcast and cable in the Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Flint markets.