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stem cell ad
60-second radio ad run in the Philadelphia suburbs and other states reported Sept. 23, 2008.

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Obama: I'm Barack Obama, candidate for president, and I approve this message.

[Music] Jody Montgomery: My name is Jody Montgomery and my daughter Mattie [phon.] was diagnosed with Type 1 juvenile diabetes at age three. 

Six times a day I take her blood.  Six times a day I pray for a cure. 

Researchers are working hard to do just that.

Our best hope is stem cell research, and that's why we support Barack Obama.

Female Announcer: Stem cell research could unlock cures for diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer's too.

But John McCain has stood in the way.  He's opposed stem cell research.  Picked a running mate who's against it.  And he's running on a platform even more extreme than George Bush's on this vital research.

John McCain doesn't understand that medical research benefiting millions shouldn't be held hostage by the political views of a few.

Jody Montgomery: For Mattie and millions of others stem cell research can unlock cures.

Barack Obama understands that, but John McCain just doesn't.

Announcer: Paid for by Obama for America.

Notes: The McCain campaign provided this statement from Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA)...

"The fact is John McCain has been a champion for stem cell research, which holds the promise of curing devastating diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. John McCain bucked the majority of our party in standing strong with me in urging the Bush Administration to lift restrictions on stem cell research, and last year voted to overturn the Bush policy.

"Delaware Valley voters deserve the truth: On stem cell research and so many other issues, John McCain is a maverick who always puts his country first. As president, he'll advance the cause of potentially lifesaving medical research that can free families from the fear and devastation of illness."

Here's a McCain ad on the subject from Sept. 12: "Stem Cell."