Senator John McCain rejects the contention that his colleague, Senator Dick Lugar, is a friend of President Obama in a new radio spot for Lugar’s reelection campaign. The long-awaited endorsement from Arizona’s maverick senator is now airing in Indiana. Below is the transcript and audio.
Announcer: Senator John McCain.
McCAIN: Indiana is fortunate to have a Senator like Dick Lugar. He knows the importance of getting our country’s fiscal house in order so our economy can grow and create jobs…. That’s why he’s fought everyday against Obama’s budget-busting proposals which have mortgaged our children’s futures.
Dick Lugar’s strong opposition to Obamacare helped spark Indiana’s involvement in the Supreme Court case to overturn the government’s takeover of health care.
Dick Lugar has always put his country first, helping keep our nation safe and secure as the foremost expert on national security in the Unites States Senate.
Yet, some in Indiana are claiming Dick Lugar is Obama’s friend. That’s ridiculous. And I know it firsthand. Because I fight alongside him every day in the Senate. Dick Lugar is a patriot and a hero, and we need him in the United States Senate.
Lugar: I’m Dick Lugar, candidate for U.S. Senate, and I approve this message.
Announcer: Paid for by Friends of Dick Lugar.