Aligned perfectly with his campaign message of “Principles, Not Politics,” small businessman and radio talk show host Alex Meluskey, who is running a grassroots campaign to defeat entrenched establishment-backed RINO Senator John McCain in Arizona, has released four new television ads Wednesday morning, set to hit the airwaves. The ads were obtained exclusively by PolitiStick.
“This is only the beginning of what will be an organized campaign to defeat John McCain and bring real citizen representation to the people of Arizona,” Meluskey told us about the four new ads, which can be seen below.
The first ad, entitled “Meet Alex Meluskey,” shows the candidate alongside an Arizona desert highway, explaining why he’s taking on the task of taking on McCain.
“I love our state, our Constitution, and especially our Bill of Rights too much to stand idle and watch them continue to be destroyed by the establishment and career politicians,” Meluskey says in the ad. “My family has roots in Arizona dating back almost a hundred years. I’m a self-made business owner who strongly believes in fiscally and socially conservative values,” he states.
“I approve this message because I believe in principles, not politics,” Meluskey says as he ends the commercial, a line that should work well against McCain, a big-moneyed career politician who many Arizonans believe is not principled in the least.
The Arizona Republican Party censored John McCain in January of 2014, in a landslide vote of 1,150-351, accusing McCain of having a “liberal” record that is “disastrous and harmful.”
“Only in times of great crisis or betrayal is it necessary to publicly censure our leaders,” the resolution said against McCain by the Arizona GOP. “Today we are faced with both. For too long we have waited, hoping Senator McCain would return to our Party’s values on his own. That has not happened,” it stated.
“Unlike John McCain, I won’t have $30 million available to sit back and let staffers run my campaign,” Meluskey told Politistick about the new ads. “I put my money into this race strategically to run these ads, but I’ve also been doing the hard work of pounding pavement and getting out there to organize the grassroots. Just yesterday, I spoke at the Fountain Hills Tea Party and have two other events today. This is a groundswell and John McCain had better not fall asleep at the wheel,” he told us.
Meet Alex Meluskey:
The three additional ads are issues specific, highlighting three areas that are of particular importance to Arizona voters, immigration and border security, education and Common Core, and veteran’s health care — all topics where McCain is seen as extremely weak on.
“As citizens of Arizona, we all know that border security and immigration policy are two separate issues,” the next ad begins with Meluskey speaking directly. “Border security is a matter of national sovereignty. We should all be appalled by the human rights violations and trafficking activities of the Mexican drug cartels and coyotes. Our immigration policy is flawed, but we must secure our border first,” Meluskey states with passion.
During his 2010 re-election campaign, McCain, who will be 80-years-old next year, promised to “build the danged fence,” in a tough-talking ad, a broken promise that leaves him vulnerable among many outraged Arizona voters who are paying the cost and feeling the pain of McCain’s empty rhetoric.
In the ad about education and Common Core (Fed-Ed, Commie Core), Meluskey says that the answer is T-L-C, which stands for “true local control.”
“As a parent of two children — one in high school, and the other in college — there is only one solution when it comes to education — T-L-C — true local control,” Meluskey contends in the ad. “I support the rights of parents and stand against any state of federal mandates such as Common Core,” he affirms.
“Our veterans have put their lives on the line to secure the blessings of liberty,” Meluskey begins in the ad on veteran’s health care. He states that his solution is to provide veterans a health care card that would enable them to access health care from any provider and not be tied down to the failed VA system.
McCain is also being challenged by Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward in the 2016 primary.
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Both face uphill battles in the fight to unseat the well-funded McCain, but give the historic nature of the current political environment, it’s safe to say that anything can happen.
A poll last year by Public Policy Polling concluded that John McCain is the least popular senator in the country, an amazing achievement considering he serves in the same body as fellow RINO Mitch McConnell and corrupt Democrat Harry Reid.