PAC Defends West Virginia Democrat’s Record on Coal

WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 13: U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV), ranking member of the House Resources Committee, ask questions during a Congressional forum on mine safety sponsored by U.S. House of Representatives Democrats February 13, 2006 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Family members of miners killed in mining disasters in West Virginia last month and in Alabama in 2001 were invited to tell their stories. Miners who previously worked at the Sago Mine in West Virginia also testified. 
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Clare Foran
Dec. 10, 2013, 8:35 a.m.

House Ma­jor­ity PAC, a polit­ic­al ad­vocacy group fo­cused on elect­ing Demo­crats to the House of Rep­res­ent­at­ives, is de­fend­ing Rep. Nick Ra­hall’s re­cord on coal.

Roll Call re­ports that the PAC is throw­ing its weight be­hind Ra­hall to the tune of $150,000 with an ad set to air in West Vir­gin­ia. The spot fends off cri­ti­cism dir­ec­ted at the con­gress­man, who is up for reelec­tion in the 2014 mid-term elec­tions.

“Wash­ing­ton spe­cial in­terests want you to be­lieve that Nick Ra­hall is against coal,” a voi­ceover states dur­ing the ad. “It’s not true.”

The ad buy will be com­pet­ing with a ra­dio com­mer­cial sponsored by the Na­tion­al Re­pub­lic­an Con­gres­sion­al Com­mit­tee, which at­tacks Ra­hall for his sup­port for the Af­ford­able Care Act.


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