Republicans are buying ad time to boost John McCainJohn Sidney McCainCindy McCain says husband John McCain would be 'disgusted' by state of GOP Meghan McCain to Trump Jr. on 'The View': 'You and your family have hurt a lot of people' Trump Jr. defends father on 'The View': He's 'controversial,' but 'took on the establishment' 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 KerryDemocrats debate how to defeat Trump: fight or heal GOP senators press State Department for Hunter Biden, Burisma records Krystal Ball hits media over questions on Sanders's electability 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 ObamaJuan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete Democrats debate how to defeat Trump: fight or heal 3 ways government can help clean up Twitter 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.