Group tries to draw road building interest in ads

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - With White House candidates heading to South Carolina outside groups are vying to voters to pay attention issues too.

Building America's Future said Monday it would be spend about $75,000 on television and radio ads around the state in the days leading up to South Carolina's Jan. 21 primary to talk up the need for fixing roads, bridges and ports.

It's a message that's become a tough sell as federal and state governments slash budgets to deal with deficits. The group says GOP candidates support more infrastructure money if there are spending reforms, accountability and more openness.

The ad features a husband and wife driving down a road with potholes.

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