is disappointing to see that Tim Kaine and his union allies would stoop
to this level rather than talk about the very serious issues facing
Virginia families and small businesses. George Allen has apologized and
forthrightly addressed these old accusations, but when he is on the
campaign trail he is hearing from Virginia families and small businesses
concerned about skyrocketing fuel cost, burdensome regulations and
increased taxes that are bringing uncertainty," said Allen spokeswoman
Katie Wright. "It is ironic that the very labor unions leveling these
attacks are the same ones that Tim Kaine worked so closely with as DNC
chairman and stand in direct opposition to the right-to-work laws that
give Virginia a crucial economic advantage in encouraging investment and
attracting new jobs."
The Web ads are targeted at African-American and Latino voters in Northern Virginia and Richmond and are intended to boost minority turnout to help former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (D), who is locked in a close race with Allen. The group has put $50,000 behind the Web campaign and is asking supporters to vote on which of the four they find most disagreeable.
Click here to see the ads.
The two are locked in a tight race, though Kaine has led Allen in most public polling. The Hill rates it a "toss-up."