Super PAC airing anti-McAuliffe ad during World Series
(CNN) — A Texas-based conservative Super PAC will run a television ad taking aim at Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe during Game 5 of the World Series on Monday evening.
The 30-second spot, produced by the Super PAC “Fight For Tomorrow,” tells viewers that the Virginia governor’s race is a “referendum on Obamacare.”
“Terry McAuliffe is Obamacare’s biggest backer,” a gravelly-voiced narrator narrator says in the ad. “Defeat Terry McAuliffe and elect Ken Cuccinelli who told the truth about Obamacare from the start.”
McAuliffe leads Cuccinelli, his Republican opponent and the state’s attorney general, by high single-digits, thanks in part to a Democratic spending advantage on the television airwaves.
The new spot will air Monday night during Monday’s pivotal game between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals, on Fox affiliates in five of the Commonwealth’s biggest media markets: Washington, D.C. area, Richmond, Bristol, Portsmouth and Harrisonburg.
“There is no bigger supporter of Obamacare than Terry McAuliffe, who has said he wants to expand it in Virginia,” said Matt Mackowiak, Fight For Tomorrow’e executive director.
“Meanwhile, every day we see more bad news about Obamacare’s disastrous effects on Virginians, with higher premiums, higher deductibles, forced reductions of hours worked and a $600 million website that after three years of being built is a total failure. Virginians have a golden opportunity to render an opinion on Obamacare, as this election will be seen as a referendum on the Obamacare disaster.”