Air war begins in Rep. Mollohan's district

The GOP primary in Rep. Alan Mollohan's (D-W.Va.) district has hit the airwaves, with former state Del. David McKinley and businessman Mac Warner both launching ads.

McKinley's TV ad is a cable buy that focuses on his time as a small businessman and uses the slogan, "Had enough?"

Warner's radio ad, meanwhile, goes negative on McKinley, the national GOP favorite in the race. The ad hits McKinley for saying at a recent debate that he wouldn't read all legislation that he votes on.

Below are McKinley's ad and the script for Warner's.

Warner radio ad

Warner: I’m Mac Warner, and I approved this message.

Announcer: David McKinley wants to serve in Congress. But at a recent debate, McKinley was asked if he would promise to read bills before voting on them. His answer? No! The Wheeling newspaper reported that McKinley said you can’t always read the bills, and you have to, quote, trust your friends. Isn’t that what got us into this health care mess?

Warner: I’m Mac Warner. When I’m in Congress, I will never vote on a bill I haven’t read. That’s what you deserve, and that’s my pledge to you.

Announcer: Paid for by Mac Warner for Congress.