Obama's Nevada Ad Hits McCain On Yucca Mountain

The Obama campaign has released a new TV spot that will air in the two biggest Nevada markets: Las Vegas and Reno. The ad hits John McCain over the Republican's position on storing nuclear waste in Yucca Mountain.

Yucca Mountain has been a controversial issue in Nevada for years, and it took on added urgency in June when the Bush administration filed a formal application for a construction license to build a nuclear waste dump.

The Obama ad highlights McCain's support of storing nuclear waste in at Yucca Mountain and accuses the Republican of not being "worried about nuclear waste in our state, only in Arizona."

It then shows a 2007 TV interview in which McCain was asked if he'd be comfortable with nuclear waste coming through Arizona.

"No, I would not," McCain says.

Watch the ad below:

  • Scott Conroy On Twitter»

    Scott Conroy is a National Political Reporter for RealClearPolitics and a contributor for CBS News.

Comments

Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.