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Green group hits Romney, George Allen in $1.7M homestretch ad buy

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The same ad initially ran during the week of the Oct. 3 presidential debate in Denver. It shows that environmentalists are tailoring their campaign to try to undercut Romney’s argument that he’s best poised to improve the sluggish economy.

Separately, LCV and Majority PAC on Monday announced an $800,000 ad buy in three Virginia media markets against former governor and former Sen. George Allen (R), who is locked in a close race with Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineDemocrats face increasing pressure to back smaller COVID-19 stimulus Rick Scott tests positive for coronavirus Grassley tests positive for coronavirus MORE (D), also a former governor.

Majority PAC is a super-PAC trying to keep the Democrats’ Senate majority. Virginia’s race is among a handful that will decide whether control of the Senate will remain in Democrats’ hands.

“With George Allen in Washington, here’s who really wins,” states the ad from LCV and Majority PAC. “Companies getting tax breaks to ship American jobs overseas. Millionaires and oil companies already getting billions in tax breaks.”

The new buy comes on top of an earlier $1.6 million ad campaign against Allen from the two groups announced in August. The new spot is running on cable and broadcast in the Norfolk, Richmond and Charlottesville media markets, according to LCV.

LCV has spent in the $10 million range across a number of races thus far in 2012.