Obama Asks Va Democrats to Prepare Ads
Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) cut a radio ad for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama that will run in southwest Virginia and perhaps North Carolina and other states in the South.
Obama has also asked Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) and former governor Mark R. Warner (D) to do the same, according to Democratic sources.
Kaine, who was on Obama's short list for vice president, is likely to appear in an ad for his friend Obama. It's unclear whether Warner, who is trying to draw bipartisan support for his bid for U.S. Senate against former James S. Gimore III, will star in an ad.
In his ad, Webb, a veteran and NRA member, recounts his own gun history and then explains why listeners can trust Obama, who he calls a friend, to not infringe on their Second Amendment rights.
Webb, elected in 2006, will campaign for Obama in southwest Virginia Thursday. Rallies are scheduled for Bristol, Marion, Pulaski and Blacksburg.
By calling on the state's top three Democratic politicans, Obama's campaign is indicating that it still needs help to win the battleground state of Virginia. Polls show the race between Obama and Sen. John McCain (R) is extremely close but Republican presidential candidates often outperform their final poll numbers.
October 14, 2008; 10:52 PM ET
Categories: Anita Kumar , Campaign Ads , Election 2008/President , James Webb
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