Union super-PAC runs Web ads framing George Allen as a racist

"It 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.

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The two are locked in a tight race, though Kaine has led Allen in most public polling. The Hill rates it a "toss-up."