WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Republican National Committee is slamming the top three Democratic presidential candidates for their position on the Iraq war spending bill, in a radio ad set to air in the New Hampshire media market this weekend.
The ad is set to coincide with CNN/WMUR/The New Hampshire Union Leader's Democratic presidential debate on Sunday.
It features New Hampshire State Rep. Al Baldasaro, a veteran of the Gulf war, claiming Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, along with former Sen. John Edwards, have done an "about face" by not supporting the latest Senate bill that funds the Iraq war.
"A few weeks ago Barack Obama said he didn't want to play chicken with the troops and create a situation where they wouldn't have the equipment they need," Baldasaro says in the ad. "Last month Hillary Clinton said "of course" she would fund our troops. And John Edwards said in mid-may, "it's time to support our troops."
Clinton and Obama faced significant pressure from within their party to vote against the war spending bill last week because it did not include a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq.
"Is politics more important than our troops in harm's way?" Baldasaro asks in the ad.
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