Obama for America

30-second ad run in Atlanta, GA starting Aug. 21, 2008 (reported Aug. 20).

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Obama (voiceover): I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message.

[Music] Male Announcer: It was one of Washington’s biggest scandals.  And the Republican power broker Ralph Reed was in the middle of it.  In deep with convicted felon and lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

But when the Senate investigated, the senator in charge never even called Reed to testify….

That senator?  John McCain.

And who’s now raising money for McCain’s campaign?  Ralph Reed.

For 26 years in Washington, John McCain’s played the same old games.  We just can’t afford more of the same.

Notes: This ad was released on the day that Obama outlined his "New Energy for America Plan" in a speech in Lansing, MI.  McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds responded with this statement: