The Associated Builders and Contractors have run Internet and newspaper advertising in Ohio and Tennessee geared towards the March 6 “Super Tuesday” elections. A 3/4-page newspaper ad supporting former Gov. Mitt Romney for president appeared in the March 4 edition ofThe Columbus Dispatch.

The Internet ads, which aim to compare the positions of Romney and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), appear on more than 20 websites in both states.

“As job creators, we want people to know where the candidates stand on our issues, which often involve their tax dollars – especially if they have an interest in the recovery of the nation’s economy and the construction industry,” said Eric Regelin, 2012 ABC national chairman and president of Granix LLC in Ellicott City, Md. “It’s critical that the candidate chosen will fight for the principles of open competition and free enterprise for merit shop construction workers across the country.”