U.S. Sen. John McCain has a new campaign video up on the web that uses a local attorney to attack J.D. Hayworth, the Congressman turned radio talk show host who is challenging McCain in the Arizona Republican primary election. McCain's ad compares Hayworth to Philip Berg, a Montgomery County attorney who unsuccessfully sued in federal court to challenge President Obama's election, based on the debunked theory that he was not born a United States citizen.
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McCain's ad uses clips of Hayworth pushing the subject. He also compares Hayworth to Orly Taitz, a dentist and attorney who has gone to court several times to challenge Obama's citizenship. Here's the money shot McCain lays on Hayworth, Berg and Taitz -- "The only difference between these people? Only one is running for the U.S. Senate."
Berg locally has vowed to challenge in court the city's ban on motorists using cell phones while driving. He won a similar case in Bucks County that overturned a similar law there.