New McCain Spot Features "Hillary Clinton Democrat" Who Backs McCain

With the Democratic National Convention beginning today, the McCain campaign has released its second straight ad looking to capitalize on frustration amongst Hillary Clinton supporters that their candidate is not the party's nominee.

The latest spot, "Debra," features Debra Bartoshevich, a former Clinton delegate, discussing her decision to back John McCain.

I'm a proud Hillary Clinton Democrat," Bartoshevich says as the spot opens. "She had the experience and judgment to be President. Now, in a first for me, I'm supporting a Republican, John McCain. I respect his maverick and independent streak, and now he's the one with the experience and judgment. A lot of Democrats will vote McCain. It's okay, really!"

"Debra" comes on the heels of "Passed Over," a McCain ad suggesting that Clinton was not asked to be Obama's running mate because she spoke the truth about his shortcomings during the primary battle.

UPDATE: The Obama campaign sends a responds from Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz: ""This ad does not reflect the sentiment of the thousands of former Clinton supporters from my Congressional District who have embraced Barack Obama's message of uniting Americans and getting the country back on track. Cheap political stunts like this ad show that John McCain is offering more of the same: four more years of failed Bush policies and a record of supporting George Bush 95% of the time and losing track of how many houses he owns. Hillary Clinton supporters are embracing Barack Obama and Joe Biden because they know they will bring a tax code that gives real relief to working families, a serious plan to tackle the energy crisis and help you cope with rising prices, and an end to the kind of political game too often on display at McCain headquarters."
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