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Campaign-Style Ad Supporting Sotomayor Released

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A consortium of liberal groups called the Coalition for Constitutional Values has released a campaign-style ad in support of President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor.

The 30-second spot features audio of the president discussing what he seeks in a nominee as Sotomayor's accomplishments and biography appear onscreen, along with photos of the judge.

The accomplishments listed as the president speaks of seeking "someone with a sharp and independent mind" include the fact that Sotomayor was first appointed by George H.W. Bush, a Republican president.

As Mr. Obama is heard saying he wants someone who understands that justice is about "how our laws affect the daily realities of peoples' lives," it is noted that Sotomayor's father died when she was nine years old.

The spot goes on to call Sotomayor principled and fair-minded and say she is "keeping faith with our Constitutional values." It will run on national network news and cable news beginning today, according to the coalition, at a six-figure cost. Watch it below.