Democrats in West Virginia are making House Minority Leader John Boehner's (R-Ohio) record on trade an issue in the race for the state's 1st Congressional District.
Boehner will headline a fundraiser for Republican nominee David McKinley this Saturday in Morgantown, W.Va. McKinley faces state Sen. Mike Oliverio (D) in November in the race to fill the seat of Democratic Rep. Alan Mollohan. Oliverio defeated Mollohan in a May primary.
A release blasted out Thursday by state Democrats calls Boehner "a long-time advocate for companies outsourcing jobs including supporting NAFTA and CAFTA."
Outsourcing has already cost the state 17,800 jobs, state party executive director Derek Scarbro said in the release. “John Boehner has been leading the charge to make it easier for companies to send West Virginia jobs to China and India."