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September 19, 2014

Americans for Prosperity Airs Radio Ad Against Nick Rahall

Americans for Prosperity Airs Radio Ad Against Nick Rahall

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Americans for Prosperity, a conservative outside group backed by Charles and David Koch, is up with a radio ad against Rep. Nick J. Rahall II, D-W.Va.

The group is spending about $30,000 to air the spot and like many other ads in recent weeks. It attacks a Democratic candidate on the issue of health care.

In the radio ad, the group goes after Rahall and President Barack Obama for promising Americans could keep their health insurance plans with the new 2010 health care law. The radio ad also includes a clip of Rahall saying that “it may be in their best interest long term to be canceled.”

Last week, the group put up about $260,000 behind a similar television ad targeting Rahall:

AFP is spending staggering sums of money in House and Senate races around the country.

The race for West Virginia’s 3rd is rated Leans Democratic by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call. The Republican candidate in that race is state Sen. Evan Jenkins.

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