Tomblin Debuts First TV Ads of His Reelection Campaign
West Virginia Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is launching the first television ads of his reelection campaign, two positive commercials that focus on coal and his record on fiscal issues in the state while distancing him from President Obama and the national party.
"Growing up, I learned that coal is how towns like ours survive," says Tomblin in the first spot, highlighting the small town where he grew up. "Since the day I became governor, I fought the Obama Administration's war on coal. I took them to court, and we won."
Obama is unpopular in West Virginia, and coal/energy is an area where the Democratic governor has distanced himself from the administration.