WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's re-election team, seeking to infuse a bit of positivity into the biting general election campaign, released a new television ad Monday portraying an America on the rise and urging voters to stick with the president.

In a shift from many of the campaign's earlier ads, this latest commercial focuses entirely on promoting Obama's record and makes no direct attacks on his presumptive Republican presidential rival, Mitt Romney.

The approach underscores the campaign's recognition that Obama can't win a second term simply by attacking his opponent. Obama also needs to make the case that, despite continued economic unease, he has made things better for the American people and is the right steward for the economy going forward.

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