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Anti McCain group launches ad campaign

The Lucas County Republican Party is not happy about an ad campaign aimed at Sen. John McCain and launched by the liberal political action group MoveOn.org. The Lucas County Republican Party is not happy about an ad campaign aimed at Sen. John McCain and launched by the liberal political action group MoveOn.org.

Reported by Tim Miller

Posted by Kate Oatis

TOLEDO -- Get ready for a new wave of campaign ads as we get closer to the November presidential election.

The Lucas County Republican Party is not happy about an ad campaign aimed at Sen. John McCain and launched by the liberal political action group MoveOn.org. The campaign hits the airwaves Wednesday, reports News 11's Tim Miller.

One ad calls out McCain for saying the war in Iraq could go on for 100 years. The ad features a mother and her firstborn son, Alex.

"So far his talents include trying any new food and chasing after our dog. That and making my heart pound every time I look at him. So John McCain, when you would stay in Iraq for a hundred years, were you counting on Alex? Because if you were, you can't have him."

MoveOn.org says the ad reflects their concern about what they call, McCain's reckless foreign policy. But there has been swift and angry reaction from Republicans.

The newly elected chairman of the Lucas County GOP was in Columbus Tuesday night and commented on the ad campaign.

"John McCain is a war hero. I don't think anyone who was a prisoner of war seriously wants to be in a war for 100 years or see other people hurt in a war for that matter. It was a shameless ad, using a baby like that," said Jon Stainbrook.

An Ohio Republican Party spokesman said "No amount of shameless attack ads will distract Ohioans from the fact that Barack Obama does not have the judgment to be commander-in-chief."

McCain meanwhile, started running an ad in Ohio that focuses on his energy plan:

"John McCain stood up to the president and sounded the alarm on global warming 5 years ago. Today he has a realistic plan that will curb greenhouse gas emissions."

This just the start of a possibly nasty campaign ad season.

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