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Vets For Freedom: "I Am The Surge"

The pro-surge group Vets For Freedom said Monday that it's running a $1.1 million ad campaign with this TV spot:

"I know the surge worked. I was there. I saw Al Qaeda decimated," one veteran says.

The ad avoids the legal restraints of an overtly political message by promoting a Senate resolution expressing gratitude to American service men and women who participated in the Iraq offensive known as the surge. It urges viewers to call Barack Obama and tell him to support the resolution.

The ad was unveiled in Denver, to run during the Democratic convention. It's also going to run in Minneapolis-St. Paul for the Republican convention next week, and in the swing states of Ohio, Michigan, Virginia and Colorado, according to VFF.

Vets For Freedom has been among the most active conservative groups on TV.