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McDonnell Responds on Energy

Rosalind Helderman

Republican Bob McDonnell is hitting back at Democrat Creigh Deeds over energy prices.

His campaign announced a new ad this evening, running in the same markets where Deeds put up a spot last week that claimed McDonnell had approved energy rate hikes as attorney general. (Read more about that claim here.) In McDonnell's ad, he takes credit for saving consumers money on energy and slams Deeds over the national Democrat's green house emissions bill that would include a cap-and-trade provision for energy companies. (Deeds has said he opposes the cap-and-trade as it is now written though he believes that action needs to be taken to address global warming.)

Watch the ad here.

Deeds spokesman Jared Leopold responded: "With tightening polls Bob McDonnell is starting to resort to false attacks. Bob McDonnell was sitting in the room last week when Creigh Deeds said again that he doesn't support the House cap and trade bill. Anyone in Virginia can tell you, energy rates are going up and Bob McDonnell could have done something about it. Why won't he ever take responsibility for his record?"

By Rosalind Helderman  |  September 15, 2009; 7:22 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell , Rosalind Helderman  
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