More ads in AG race hit airwaves

CHARLESTON – As Election Day draws closer, new television ads have hit the airwaves that are critical of Attorney General Darrell McGraw. Republican challenger Patrick Morrisey’s campaign released a new 30-second commercial Monday titled “Protecting His Interests, Not Ours.” It can be seen online. In the ad, Morrisey’s campaign questions McGraw’s “record of supporting President Obama.” It also says McGraw doesn’t fight for the coal industry, has put West Virginia seniors at risk with his actions as AG and is falsely attacking Morrisey. On Thursday, the Center for Individual Freedom unveiled its second anti-McGraw ad of the month. Titled “Crushing,” the 30-second ad says McGraw doesn’t stand up to Washington overreach. It also can be seen online. The CFIF ad is the second of its ads urging McGraw to “stand up for West Virginians against Washington’s War on Coal,” according to the center’s website. It was part of a $1.6 million expenditure the CFIF announced earlier in October. “Washington’s War on Coal threatens the livelihoods of thousands of West Virginia families and the bedrock of the state’s economy,” said CFIF President Jeffrey Mazzella. “It’s time for Attorney General McGraw to get off his hands and use his authority to fight back against Washington’s destructive overreach.” Also last week, McGraw’s campaign posted an ad on its Facebook page that it says is a radio and television ad. It can be seen online. The 30-second spot notes McGraw’s West Virginia roots and lists some of his campaign endorsements. “Don’t be fooled by out-of-staters who have ganged up to kill the enforcement of our West Virginia consumer protection laws,” McGraw says in the ad.

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