September 26th, 2007
06:03 PM ET
11 years ago

McCain to hit New Hampshire airwaves with first ad

Biden's Iraq plan recieived overwhelming support in the Senate Wednesday.

HANOVER, New Hampshire (CNN) - On the same day a new CNN/WMUR poll shows Sen. John McCain gaining ground in the crucial state of New Hampshire, CNN has learned the Arizona Republican is set to hit Granite State airwaves with his first television ad of the 2008 presidential campaign season .

A source close to the Republican presidential hopeful tells CNN the television spot will go up in the early-voting state soon. The campaign is expected to reveal more details on the ad buy Thursday.

Once the clear frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, McCain found himself nearly broke last summer after his support for an immigration bill unpopular with the Republican base severely curbed his fundraising efforts.

But a CNN/WMUR poll released Wednesday indicates the 71-year-old four-term senator may be gaining ground in the state where he beat then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush in 2000. McCain registers 18 percent in the latest poll, an increase of 6 percentage points from July.

- CNN's Mark Preston and Alexander Mooney

Filed under: John McCain • New Hampshire
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Ed,Ellenville,New York

    A new war against Iran isn't a good platform for winning.Isn't everyone aware that these guys get to keep all the money in their war chests?Giving him money is like getting ripped off.Give to Rudy.

    September 26, 2007 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  2. John Wicker

    Is it me or does this picture remind you of Darth Vaders boss in Star Wars?

    September 26, 2007 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  3. Rosa, b'ham al

    I voted for McCain in 2000 when I lived in Ohio. I lost interest during the 2004 campaign when he was brown nosing with Bush too much. He would just be more of the same.

    September 26, 2007 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  4. alan St Louis Mo

    McCain to hit New Hampshire airwaves with first ad.

    YIPPE Iam the first to air an AD. maybe i can find me some friends.

    good grief

    September 26, 2007 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  5. Mary-Lou, Attleboro MA

    This 71-year old (My lord!) hoss needs to be taken out to the pasture! Enough is enough John!

    September 26, 2007 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    The conservative battleship U.S.S. Trekks is going to pull ashore for a moment in a sort of ceasefire moment to offer a

    pick-me up to the other half of the overall American team. I am going to do this in a form of compliment to one of the

    greatest DEMOCRATIC leaders ever elected to an office of government in the United States. Her name is Kathleen

    Sebelius the governer of the state of Kansas. She works hand in hand with some of the toughest conservatives in the

    nation, in a give and take style of governing that is unprecedented. Shes revamped education here, on a level that

    parents and teachers are both on a constant run trying to keep up. Shes helped pass laws here to deal with violent

    criminals that would be a contraversial no-no to many in her own party in many other states. She can pore aid and

    assistance on an area effected by flood, snow, or tornado, before the clouds clear and thought about mobilizing it when

    she seen it in the forecast. Youd be hard pressed to find a Farm and Ag. issue this gal wont tackle to help ease an ever

    tightening rope on the Kansas farmer. I beleive she was also rated one the top 5 governers in the United States.

    We may never see eye to eye, but people we can come together and work as one unified country on many things that

    wont leave headlines that upset either party.

    September 26, 2007 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  7. Brianna, McEwen, TN

    Where were you McCain when a Sailor abused in boot camp asked for your help? Thank God for Hillary Clinton the only one who would help this lost Sailor find his way back to shore.

    September 26, 2007 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  8. Jo, Atlanta GA

    This guy still has a credit line?

    September 27, 2007 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  9. Chris, Middletown, CT

    Sen McCains heart is in the right place – its that just he's thinking like an old school Republican – I am happy that theres are lots of us who will nominate a moderate to be our next president – it shows we have come along way...and the religious the minority of the party – I plan to contribute to Rudy today – a moderate is our future

    September 27, 2007 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |