McDonnell Fights Back with TV Ads
It seems like Bob McDonnell is being attacked almost daily these days. Now, the Republican nominee for governor has decided to fight back.
McDonnell will begin airing TV ads Monday. His campaign has bought air time for one week in Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Charlottesville and Tri-Cities, according to several sources familiar with the purchase.
McDonnell declined to comment today.
McDonnell's lack of opposition was supposed to leave him the spring and summer to raise money, organize his campaign and develop a message.
Instead, state and national Democrats, and even some Republicans, have been blasting him on a variety of issues including abortion rights, gun control, federal stimulus money and his close ties to religious broadcaster Pat Robertson.
Common Sense Virginia, group that formed with money from the Democratic Governors Association, is leading the way with more than half a million dollars in TV ads airing around the state, including Northern Virginia.
"In his new ad, will Bob McDonnell apologize for denying unemployed Virginians the help they need?'' asked Yoni Cohen, a spokesman for Common Sense Virginia. "Or will he attempt to distract voters from his decision to send Virginia's tax dollars to other states?
May 7, 2009; 3:15 PM ET
Categories: 2009 Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell
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