Mayor Says McCain “Chicago Machine” Ad Is Mud Throwing

Mayor's brother calls ad "a smear"

In response to a recent ad from the "McCain For President" campaign, Mayor Richard Daley said Tuesday that "people are desperate."

The advertisement, referred to as "The Chicago Machine Ad," paints a picture of corrupt Chicago politicians.

At an unrelated event on Tuesday, Daley said, "If people throw mud, it comes back in their face."

The mayor suggested that perhaps there should be more talk of the Keating Five investigation in the early '90s -- which included Sen. John McCain. It was, in Daley's words, "... the biggest example of greed ... as so many lost their homes."

The mayor's brother, Bill Daley, also reacted, calling the Chicago Machine ad false and "a smear."

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