Crossroads opens attacks on Obama, congressional Democrats

The Karl Rove-backed pro-GOP political organizations American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS released two new ads Tuesday aimed at defeating President Obama and congressional Democrats.

The TV ad released by the super PAC American Crossroads criticizes President Obama and features two small business owners saying he's bad for businesses.

"He's increased our taxes. He's increased our health care expenses," Sherry Wuebben, a small business owner said in the ad.

"There's a reason there aren't more jobs. Obama has made a lot of bad decisions. He treats us like we're his enemy," Bill Schams said. "Obama is def making things more difficult for us. If he has four more years, I don't think we're going to want to see what it looks like."

The group is spending $8.3 million to run the ad in eight states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia.

Meantime, American Crossroads tax-exempt partner organization, Crossroads GPS, also announced a new $2.3 million ad buy focusing on House and Senate races.

The ad will run in five hotly contested races slamming Democratic candidates Montana Sen. Jon Tester, Nevada Senate candidate Rep. Shelley Berkley, North Dakota Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp, Wisconsin Senate candidate Rep. Tammy Baldwin and Rep. Tim Bishop, who is running for reelection in New York's first district.

"Crossroads is looking to spend tens of millions of dollars to keep the Republican majority in the U.S. House and promote a conservative agenda there," Crossroads spokesperson Nate Hodson told CBSNews.com.

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