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Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 08/16/2012

Liberal groups launch ads hitting George Allen’s Senate record

One day after conservative groups launched three ads in Virginia attacking Timothy M. Kaine (D), a pair of liberal groups is firing back at his Senate race opponent, George Allen (R).

Majority PAC, a group seeking to keep the Senate in Democratic hands, and the League of Conservation Voters have launched two ads aimed at Allen’s record when he served in the Senate. The $1.6 million campaign will air the spots in several different media markets across the state, the groups said.

One ad, “Worked for Them,” says that Allen “voted for trillions in debt” in the Senate while voting to raise his own pay and to keep “special tax breaks for oil and gas companies” before going to work for energy clients after he lost his 2006 Senate contest. “George Allen: What’s wrong with Washington,” the narrator concludes.

The second spot, titled “Wrong,” features a similar script. But it omits mention of oil and gas companies and instead accuses Allen of backing tax breaks “for companies that ship our jobs overseas.”

Allen spokeswoman Emily Davis said Kaine “continues to rely on his liberal allies and Majority PAC financiers George Soros, Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer to run misleading ads designed to hide Tim Kaine’s tax and regulate agenda for more job loss,” adding that Kaine supported the huge debt increase and “assault on American energy” that have occurred as a result of President Obama’s policies.

By  |  12:01 PM ET, 08/16/2012

 
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