In the course of the hard-fought West Virginia Senate race, Democrat Joe Manchin has already shot a rifle at a Democratic piece of legislation and suggested that the health care bill might need to be completely repealed -- statements that recently prompted Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain to quip that the popular governor might be better off running as a Republican in 2014.
In his latest ad, Manchin distances himself from both political parties and promises to "shake up Washington" if elected.
"I'm as mad as you are with what's going on in Washington," he says in the ad, appearing against a bucolic West Virginia landscape. "Both Democrats and Republicans are dead wrong. They put their party first, their personal agenda second, and our country last."