New Anti-McCain Spot Appeals to Veterans
Updated 12:01 p.m.
By Matthew Mosk
The group VoteVets is launching a toughly worded, $1.3 million ad campaign today, largely targeting veterans in Virginia.
The television spots that will appear in several Virginia television markets feature an Iraq war veteran, standing in front of his pickup truck, expressing disdain for what he says was Sen. John McCain's decision to attend a campaign fundraiser instead of casting a vote for the GI Bill.
In addition to the television ad campaign in Virginia, the group is launching $40,000 in radio ads in New Mexico focused on McCain and votes on veterans funding. And it is spending $200,000 in North Carolina for a television ad that attacks Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-N.C.) for failing to provide troops better body armor.
Republicans condemned the ad. "This is the sort of misleading special-interest attack that Barack Obama once decried but now gladly benefits from," said Alex Conant, RNC Spokesman. "John McCain has a storied record of fighting for his fellow veterans, while Barack Obama has voted against funding for our troops."
Posted at 8:53 AM ET on Oct 8, 2008
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