November 12th, 2007
02:16 PM ET
11 years ago

McCain attacks 'outrageous' government spending in new ad

McCain is up with a new ad in New Hampshire.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Presidential hopeful John McCain criticizes wasteful spending in Washington, blaming both Republicans and Democrats for squandering away millions of taxpayers' dollars on pet projects, in a new television ad released Monday.

The Arizona senator promises to stand up to this "outrageous" government spending, in the 30 second ad that is running in New Hampshire.

In the commercial, an announcer calls earmarks such as the bridge to nowhere in Alaska "outrageous" and "unbelievable, " and he takes a swipe at Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, for favoring a proposed $1 million Woodstock museum, calling it "predictable."

Clinton is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination and the bridge to nowhere is a direct shot at former Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Ted Stevens, R-Alaska.

"I’ll stop wasteful spending by Congress and restore Americans’ trust in their government," McCain says in the ad.

- CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich

Filed under: John McCain • New Hampshire
soundoff (26 Responses)
  1. Darrel @Lone Rock Iowa

    Hillary and wood stock don't surprise me!!
    Pork Barrel Expert is her calling! Anybody need a bridge out there?
    If so contact Hillary Rodham Clinton and she is a speciliast in The Big Boys Barrel of Pork. Also in Bucks for the lobbist and special interest. So lets vote for the independant person who can get out of the pork barrel the clintons so love to be in. Time is past due for Taxation with representation by those who pay the bill and how about getting congress and the president on Social Security that is the norm for those they represent. Or are they better than those that employ them and pay there wages. Term limitations are a must.
    Wake up AMERICA! Change is in order!!
    Vote Independant for the man an to hell with the dems and repos.
    Independant from Iowa

    November 19, 2007 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
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