October 8th, 2010
07:53 PM ET
12 years ago

NRSC ad attacks Manchin for Washington ties

(CNN) - The National Republican Senatorial Committee is again attacking Democratic Senate candidate and West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin for his ties to Washington and President Obama's policies.

"Joe Manchin used to be somebody we could count on.  Then Obama and Washington came calling.  Manchin changed," the narrator says in new 30-second spot released Friday.

The ad hammers Manchin for supporting the Democrat's stimulus bill and the health care legislation.

"We can't trust him to say no to Obama," the narrator concludes.

Manchin's campaign did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment.

The NRSC's television commerical follows a controversial attack ad that the group pulled from Youtube earlier this week after revelations that the talent agency in charge of casting for the spot sent out a call for actors with a "'hicky' blue collar look."

Updated 8:00 p.m. ET: Manchin campaign spokeswoman Lara Ramsburg responded to the NRSC's latest ad in a statement.

"John Raese will throw everything out there today but the kitchen sink to try and avoid talking about the insulting ad that he and his special interest friends are still running in West Virginia and the fact that they really think of West Virginians as 'hicks.' It's insulting."

Filed under: Joe Manchin • NRSC • President Obama • West Virginia
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Inga

    I'm hoping the voters in West Virgina will vote for Joe Manchin. He's a truly good man who cares about the people he serves.

    October 8, 2010 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    Raese will take West Virgina. Robert Byrd's and Ted Kennedy's seats go to Republicans. Just priceless.

    October 8, 2010 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  3. stufthis

    Why would West Virginians want Raese, a Florida resident, representing them in the senate? We have Connie Mack from California representing us in Lee County, Florida, and he has no clue what we need. He has voted against every measure that would help us and he has $260,000 to spend in the campaign, if you include outside money.

    October 8, 2010 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  4. Marie MD

    As opposed to some of the teabaggers who owe the half term governor (supposedly) because, according to her bully of a husband, "she put her ass on the line for them"?
    I rather be on the side of an intelligent person who wants the best for the US than a traitor and independent party member.

    October 8, 2010 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  5. vic nashville tn

    He is a best governor WA vote for him

    October 8, 2010 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  6. ron

    It seems the GOBP could care less about sick children being denied healthcare, all they care about is war, and guns, and big buisness.

    October 8, 2010 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  7. rik s.

    as a life long resident of west virginia, I can say that it is the likes of Joe Manchin that have ruined this state over the last decades, the Democrats have controlled this state every year and there is a reason that west virginia is at the top of every bad list and at the bottom of every good list. As the owner of a small business this state has not been the least bit helpful to the business community, or do they care as long as they take care of their union friends. I am personally making sure every one of my employees and their spouses vote on Nov 2nd to keep manchin out of the senate!

    October 8, 2010 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  8. J.V.Hodgson

    I am really fed up with all parties and candidates who cannot run an election campaign on the issues facing the nation and the people and are more concerned with personal attacks or PAC's trying to point out this person is against guns or is pro choice or supports gay marriage etc.
    Right now what matters is how they will do something to create jobs , fix the economy invest in the future of America and how and whether they support fighting a war in Afghanistan for multiple years, when the sick joke is our Deficit $ are being corruptly given to help our enemies fight us !!
    When will we ever learn ? a Christian nation has no chance of nation building in a majority Islamic state, for that reason our stated war objective makes it unwinnable.
    Please don't quote Iraq as the sucess story it is not, because the constitution we helped frame does not work.

    October 9, 2010 12:12 am at 12:12 am |
  9. Joe

    The Democratic Party is full of self centered narcissistic thieves that want nothing but power. They could care less about the fact that millions of people don't have food to eat or will lose their homes, just as long as they have their precious majority. They are
    using a stupid mistake that the NRSC made to try to fool the innocent hardworking Americans to make a horrific mistake of Voting DEM like we stupidly did in '08. These people have had four years to help us since '06, And the DEMS did nothing but tax and spend. The DEMS are nothing but a bunch of selfish teenage girls with their daddy'S credit card and Uncle Sam fits the bill.

    October 9, 2010 12:38 am at 12:38 am |