11/27/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

McCain-The-Gambler Ad To Hit Swing States

The clean-election group Campaign Money Watch announced just now that a new ad going after McCain for his ties to the gambling industry, will be airing two battleground locales -- Lynchburg, Virginia and Tallahassee, Florida -- in addition to national cable.

The ad, first reported by Ben Smith of Politico, raps McCain for taking over a million dollars from gaming interests.

David Donnelly, the group's director, points out that the spot tackles the Republican nominee on several different fronts, including his own celebrity status, his ties to lobbyists, and the idea that he is too willing to take risks both personally or politically.

The advertisement is part of a six-figure media buy that will begin airing today and continue, at the very least, through Friday. Whether the group plans to purchases time through the rest of the election is something Donnelly said will be decided later in the week.

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