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McDonnell Airs New Ad on Jobs

Anita Kumar

Republican Bob McDonnell launched a new TV ad in Southwest Virginia today that talks about his desire to be a "jobs governor." It's the second ad in a week that accuses Democrat Creigh Deeds of costing families $7,800 -- a number that includes the estimated costs of a gas tax increase and the federal cap and trade bill.

The ad assumes Deeds would support a gas increase, which he has voted for many times in the past, to raise the $1 billion that he says is needed for road and transit improvements, and that he favors a climate proposal with a greater emissions cap than the one being considered by Congress. But Deeds has never said what, if any, gax tax increase he would support as governor and has specifically said he does not support the cap and trade bill.

Read the script below:

Narrator: In a recession Creigh Deeds pushes new spending, supports a $1 billion tax increase and energy tax policy costing families $7800. Creigh Deeds job-killing policies.

McDonnell: The most important thing we can do right now is to promote the economy and grow jobs. I want to see Virginia be the most business friendly state in America for small business. We need to make sure we are looking for new innovative ways to reduce the operating costs of government. Make it more user-friendly. That'll be my priority every day, to be a jobs governor.

By Anita Kumar  |  October 10, 2009; 5:34 PM ET
Categories:  2009 Governor's Race , Anita Kumar , Campaign Ads , Creigh Deeds , Election 2009 , Robert F. McDonnell  
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Virginia already IS the best state in which to do business (thanks to two Democratic governors and Jody Wagner!).

Posted by: rgshaw | October 10, 2009 5:56 PM | Report abuse

How bout we fact check the ad instead of just describing it and then take some time to proofread the analysis? Good grief...

Posted by: manassasdem | October 10, 2009 6:10 PM | Report abuse

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