Republicans are buying ad time to boost John McCainJohn Sidney McCainBill Maher delivers mock eulogy for Trump Hillary Clinton roasts NYT's Maureen Dowd over column CNN's Ana Navarro to host Biden roundtable on making 'Trump a one-term president' MORE in the traditionally red states of Montana and West Virginia.

The Republican National Committee is spending $300,000 in Montana, which President Bush won 59 percent to 39 percent in 2004, reports The Wall Street Journal. Republicans also plan to buy ad time in West Virginia, which Bush won over Sen. John KerryJohn Forbes KerryThe Memo: Biden faces balancing act Budowsky: Trump October surprise could devastate GOP Hillicon Valley: Democrats request counterintelligence briefing | New pressure for election funding | Republicans urge retaliation against Chinese hackers MORE (D-Mass.) 56 percent to 43 percent, according to The Swamp's Frank James.

The need to buy ads in those states serves as more evidence of Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaGraham says he appreciates Trump orders, but 'would much prefer a congressional agreement' 'This already exists': Democrats seize on potential Trump executive order on preexisting conditions Biden's immigration plan has serious problems MORE and Democrats' success in expanding the electoral map this year, writes James. The ads also come just before Obama plans to air a 30-minute ad in on prime-time network television on Wednesday.