John McCain released a new television advertisement today to accompany his big climate policy speech in Portland, Ore., this afternoon. Here’s the ad:

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The ad illustrates McCain’s attempts to appeal to independents; climate change is a key area where he believes he can make inroads with voters outside the Republican party. Note these lines in particular: “One extreme thinks high taxes and crippling regulation is the solution. Another denies the problem even exists. There’s a better way.”

According to the official release from his campaign, the ad “will air in the important battleground state of Oregon.”

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