By Zack Colman - 10/24/12 09:35 PM EDT
The Canseco campaign said, “the accusations in the ad are false,” saying his Democratic challenger, state Rep. Pete GallegoPete P. GallegoHispanics look to increase their numbers in Congress Texas Dem seeks 2016 rematch for House Former Texas rep. eyes comeback MORE, would be indebted to environmental groups if elected.
"For the tens of thousands of Texans whose jobs are directly and indirectly linked to the energy industry, the truth about Pete Gallego is that the only people he'll stand up for if he gets elected are the radical environmentalists pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into his campaign,” Scott Yeldell, the Canseco campaign manager, told The Hill in an email.
The Canseco campaign released a broadcast TV advertisement Tuesday that says Gallego’s policies would harm the energy industry and the Texas economy. The campaign spent more than $400,000 on the spot, which will run in the Midland and San Antonio markets through Nov. 6, Arnold said.
The Hill rates the race as a “toss-up.”