McCain is targeting Romney in a New Hampshire mailer.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - A revitalized McCain campaign has gone negative on a primary rival for the first time this cycle. The target: current New Hampshire front-runner Mitt Romney.
A new flier circulating in the Granite State hits the former Massachusetts governor hard on immigration, slamming him as someone “voters don’t trust” who is “smearing straight-talking John McCain.”
It also recounts the results of a recent Boston Globe investigation that found Romney had re-hired a landscaping company that had previously employed illegal immigrant workers on his property.
John McCain is riding high off a recent string of high-profile primary state endorsements. Romney still leads among Republican voters in New Hampshire by a double-digit margin in most recent surveys, with McCain in second place.
–CNN Associate Political Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand