UPDATED: Deeds Airs New Ad
Democrat Creigh Deeds launched yet another new TV ad today -- this one, accusing Republican Bob McDonnell of supporting power rate hikes in Southwest and Southside Virginia during tough economic times.
The ad, which is running in Roanoke and Bristol, references McDonnell's comment from the July 25 debate that utility companies "are entitled to rate increases."
UPDATE: McDonnell spokesman Tucker Martin said Deeds should know that the attorney general does not approve rate increase, but rather serves as the consumer counsel. "We know Creigh is desperate, but he should still treat Virginia voters with a little more respect,'' he said. "This negative ad sets a new standard for political duplicity. Creigh voted for the bill that allows utility companies to recoup expenses. ... This ad is an insult to the intelligence of the people of Virginia."
Read the script below:
Narrator: In tough times, what kind of politician sides with Appalachian Power?
He recommended $180 million in rate increases that would cost $360 dollars for each of us.
McDonnell even said the Utility Companies were "entitled" to it.
"Entitled" to it?
Creigh Deeds is one of us.
He will protect consumers and small businesses from rate increases.
Because for Creigh Deeds - people matter more than the power company.
Deeds: I'm Creigh Deeds, candidate for Governor, and my campaign sponsored this ad.
September 10, 2009; 11:47 AM ET
Categories: 2009 Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Campaign Ads , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell
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