An aggressive attack ad launched Thursday against John McCain’s health, which featured unflattering images of his melanoma scars and demanded the release of his medical records is just a stunt.
The ad was launched by Brave New PAC and Democracy for America.
According to CBS News, McCain released all of his medical records to the press in May.
On May 23, a small group of reporters were sequestered in a reading room outside of Phoenix, Ariz., and given several hours to review 1,173 pages of McCain's medical records spanning from 2000 to 2008. In 2000, during McCain's first presidential bid, his campaign released hundreds of pages of medical records including psychological tests run after his prisoner of war confinement.
When questioned about the false ad, Brave New PAC communications associate Axel Woolfork said:
"We don't think its misleading at all," Woolfork said when asked about the May records release, "this release was so limited it wasn't really a release, it was a press stunt."