Obama Will Cost Va. Jobs, RNC Says in Ad
The Republican National Committee is airing a new Virginia-specific ad to raise questions about whether Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama would slash defense spending.
The ad seeks to tie Obama to U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who was quoted last week as saying Democrats in Congress may seek a 25 percent cut in defense spending.
"America's safety depends on Virginia, and Virginia's economy depends on our military," a narrator says. "But what would happen if Barack Obama wins? One of Obama's top allies in Congress has already announced plans to cut our military by 25 percent. Twenty-five percent. What would that mean for your job?"
Kevin Griffis, an Obama spokesman, called the ad "dishonest and dishonorable." Griffis noted Obama has called for more defense spending, including additional ground forces to "finally finish the fight against Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda."
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