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July 22, 2014

Nick Rahall Opponent Airs Positive TV Campaign

Nick Rahall Opponent Airs Positive TV Campaign

Nick Rahall's opponent, Evan Jenkins, has a new TV ad. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

State Sen. Evan Jenkins, a Republican, debuted a new positive television advertisement Friday that emphasizes the coal industry in his bid to unseat Rep. Nick J. Rahall II, D-W.Va., in the 3rd District.

“If Barack Obama had his way, none of this would exist,” Jenkins said in front of a mining operation. “Coal would be out of business, and so would West Virginia.”

The ad makes no mention of the incumbent. The rest of the spot plays up Mountain State imagery and industry.

There’s a $37,000 media buy behind the spot over two weeks in the Beckley-Bluefield broadcast and cable and Charleston-Huntington cable markets, according to a campaign spokesman.

The race is rated Tossup by the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

  • Yonatan YONATAN

    THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS SHOWN A TOTAL LACK OF ETHICS WITH REGARDS TO THE 3 MILLION UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS STILL WITHOUT AN EXTENSION OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, SINCE LATE LAST DECEMBER. OVER THE PAST SIX MONTHS, THE REPUBLICAN SENATE HAS BLOCKED ALL ATTEMPTS AT PASSING THE EXTENSION BILL. MEAN WHILE THESE FAMILIES HAVE LEFT IN FINANCIAL RUIN WITHOUT HELP. THE REPUBLICANS HAVE SHOWN A LACK OF COMPASSION AND COMMON DECENCY FOR THOSE HARDEST HIT MY THE RECESSION. THEY HAVE FAILED THESE AMERICANS. THEY ARE UNWORTHY OF OFFICE.

  • http://www.gamers-loft.net/ Aaron Deskins

    he’s not even a real Republican, he left the Democratic Party because he’s power hungry for a Congressional retirement home.

  • Albert Leviation

    When we exercise our liberty and enjoy the fruits of success, we also become morally responsible for directly associated failures.

  • phillyfanatic

    Why any voter in Nov. would vote , elect, reward a Dem after these 6 yrs. of corruption, 9 scandals, rising prices, spending and regs plus a failed foreign policy is beyond reason. WVA needs a Pub clean sweep to oust the corruption of the liberal Dems and the Low Info voters that seem bent on wrecking our domestic and international safety.

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