Allen's campaign fired back against the ad. "Tim KaineTim KaineKaine predicts race will be 'close right up to the end' Kaine participates in Native American powwow Sunday shows preview: Both sides gear up for debate MORE's allies can try to reframe George Allen’s record, but Virginians are looking for a leader with a record of proven pro-job-growth solutions, not the same tax and spend policies Tim Kaine has championed as Governor and as President Obama's hand-picked Chairman of the Democratic National Committee," said Allen spokesman Emily Davis. "This negative Washington ad is just more evidence that Tim Kaine wants to be a Senator for President Obama, but George Allen will be a Senator for Virginia."
The ad comes on the heels of an ad from the Republican-affiliated outside group Crossroads GPS that attacked Kaine and is running in the same media markets: Washington, D.C., Richmond and Charlottesville. The group said the ad buy size rivaled Crossroads's, which was a substantial buy.
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