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LCV Responds to McCain Gas Prices Ad

Contact: Joshua McNeil, (202) 785-8683 or July 21, 2008  

WASHINGTON, DC - Responding to the new ad from the John McCain campaign, LCV President Gene Karpinski said:

"It's probably a bad idea for John McCain's new ad to ask 'Who is to blame for high gas prices?'   The answer is simple: the big oil companies who are making taking record profits from the pockets of working Americans then handing them back to John McCain in more than $1 million in campaign contributions."

"Barack Obama's plan offers immediate relief to American families and starts us down the road to independence from oil.  John McCain, like George Bush before him, supports massive tax breaks for oil companies, offers no help to working families and will keep us dependent on middle east oil."

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