Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has a new TV ad out — seemingly looking right past his beleaguered primary challenger, former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, and contrasting McCain with an even greater foe: President Obama, the man who defeated McCain in the 2008 presidential election.
The ad features county sheriffs from across Arizona, talking about the issue of border security. “President Obama has made protecting our border incredibly difficult,” says Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu. “But, Arizona has a senator with the courage and character to stand up to a president who is wrong, John McCain. A president versus a senator. Doesn’t seem like a fair fight. Unless that senator is John McCain.” The TPM Poll Average shows McCain leading Hayworth by 52.3%-30.6%.