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Majority PAC, League of Conservation Voters Launch New $1.6M Ad Campaign Targeting Allen & Fighting Back Against Crossroads, Chamber of Commerce

Contact: Jeff Gohringer, 202-454-4573 or

August 16, 2012  

WASHINGTON D.C. - Majority PAC and the League of Conservation Voters today announced the launch of a new advertising campaign in Virginia targeting George Allen's cozy relationship with special interests like the oil and gas industry. The campaign includes two ads that begin running tonight on cable and broadcast in the DC, Norfolk, Richmond, Charlottesville, Tri-Cities, Roanoke, and Harrisonbug media markets.

"After six years of votes to add trillions to the deficit and raise his own pay, George Allen kept his eye on the prize and lined up a job working for oil and gas companies," said Majority PAC strategist J.B. Poersch. "Now Karl Rove and the Chamber of Commerce are trying to buy a Senate seat for George Allen so that he can work for the industry from the halls of Congress."

“George Allen has given billions of our tax dollars to Big Oil and exploded our deficit in the process. Karl Rove and his corporate allies are spending millions to buy Virginia's Senate seat in November, but the truth isn't for sale," said Navin Nayak, LCV Senior Vice President for Campaigns. 

The first ad, “Worked for Them,” responds to dubious attacks from Karl Rove's American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS and highlights George Allen's history of voting against Virginia families, including his support for adding trillions to the debt, voting to raise his own pay four times, and handing out special tax breaks to oil companies. "Worked for Them" is available here, with backup available here.

The second ad, "Wrong," targets George Allen's support for special tax breaks for companies that send Virginia jobs overseas. "Wrong" is available here, with backup available here.  

 Paid for by Majority PAC, and League of Conservation Voters,, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

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