(CNN) - A new negative television ad out in the Granite State today from Mitt Romney’s campaign criticizes John McCain’s stands on immigration and taxes, and argues that the Arizona senator's moment has passed. Immigration is a hot-button issue for GOP primary voters this year, and taxes are a perennial New Hampshire primary voter priority.
The two Republican presidential contenders are running neck-and-neck in the state in most recent polls.
The 30-second ad features man-on-the-street interviews with New Hampshire voters:
Bob Duffy: "I believe John McCain's war record is outstanding."
Marie Paling: "He's a true patriot and has served his country long and well."
Bob Duffy: "However, his record in the US Senate leaves a lot to be desired."
Gene Bois: "John McCain has been one of those Republicans that have been wrong on tax cuts."
Ray Brun: "Opposing tax cuts that would have helped our family, supporting amnesty for illegal immigrants, taking jobs away from Americans."
Collett Hill: "He wrote the amnesty bill that America rejected."
Bob DeGange: "He's not really listened to the American people."
Marie Paling: "He's had his chance in Washington to make things better."
The New Hampshire primary is January 8.