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New McCain Spot: Can A "Celebrity" Help Your Family?

The McCain campaign is out with a new television ad, "Family," asking if Obama – "the biggest celebrity in the world" – is "ready to help your family."

The spot opens with that question, chants of "Obama," and flashbulbs, much like the McCain camp's "Celeb" spot featuring newly-self-proclaimed presidential candidate Paris Hilton.

"The real Obama promises higher taxes, more government spending – so fewer jobs," an announcer says. "Renewable energy to transform our economy, create jobs and energy independence, that's John McCain."

The 30-second spot will air in "key states," according to the campaign, which does not clarify exactly which states it considers key.

Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton emailed a response to the spot to reporters this morning: "Is the biggest proponent of George Bush's tired, failed policies ready to bring about change? Another day brings another dishonest attack from John McCain. While Senator McCain knows that Senator Obama has proposed cutting taxes for 95% of American families, what he's not telling us is that he wants to give $4 billion in tax breaks to the oil companies, continue giving tax breaks to corporations that ship our job overseas, and provide no direct tax relief for more than 100 million middle-class families. It's time to retire these old policies and bring new energy to America."

In other McCain advertising news, the presumptive GOP nominee's campaign has announced that it will spend $6 million on TV ads during the Beijing summer Olympics. A few weeks ago, Obama's campaign said it would buy $5 million in Olympic ads. So get ready for some presidential politics with your pole vault. The games start on Friday.

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