Super PAC airing anti-McAuliffe ad during World Series
October 28th, 2013
07:42 AM ET
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Super PAC airing anti-McAuliffe ad during World Series

Richmond, Virginia (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 says in the ad. "Defeat Terry McAuliffe and elect Ken Cuccinelli who told the truth about Obamacare from the start."

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 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."

Filed under: Ken Cuccinelli • Obamacare • Terry McAuliffe • Virginia
soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Tampa Tim

    What a crock of right wingnut crap! Everyone knows that I am Obabacare's biggest backer. Certainly everyone knows how the misguided Cooch led 24 states using taxpayer money to the Supreme Court only to get his butt handed to him. Cooch is no friend of women, the poor, government workers, students, and despite his efforts to purge voters, he is going to lose.

    October 28, 2013 07:56 am at 7:56 am |
  2. Tampa Tim

    Here come the swift boaters with their lies. What is it about Texas based conservative organization?

    October 28, 2013 07:58 am at 7:58 am |
  3. simplyput

    Remember, if you're lucky enough to live in a red state whose governor refused to bankrupt his state by expanding Medicaid, there is no fine for Obamacare! Hallelujah!

    October 28, 2013 08:03 am at 8:03 am |
  4. MaryM

    The Cucch has already lost. These PACs are just wasting more money on these republicans candidates just like the millions and millions they wasted on Romney.

    October 28, 2013 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  5. Southeast

    No, the way I see it, it's better to fix the healthcare law, then to be raped and made to have the baby.

    October 28, 2013 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  6. Tampa Tim

    Maybe Cooch can reintroduce slavery if he is elected, because his mind seems to be lost in the early 1800s.

    October 28, 2013 08:24 am at 8:24 am |
  7. Gurgyl

    VA, if you have any brain, Education–just vote direct-Democratic ticket. These Rethuglicans idea is to sent you to Wars, loot the nation, pay you a chunk of 300 dollars monthly, live happily in New England states. Just vote all Rethuglicans out. Vote straight democratic ticket.

    October 28, 2013 08:31 am at 8:31 am |
  8. Name

    Who cares about anything republicans say, they are embarrassing to this great nation, even a two years old know it

    October 28, 2013 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  9. Rudy NYC

    Hmm. I wonder what rate the campaign was charged by FoxSports to run the ad.

    October 28, 2013 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  10. Data Driven

    "Defeat Terry McAuliffe and elect Ken Cuccinelli who told the truth about Obamacare from the start."

    A buggy website that's being fixed = epitaph?

    Conservatives tend to live in realities of their own construction. A year from now, after the website is long fixed, they'll still be harping about how the website doesn't work.

    October 28, 2013 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  11. Name carl

    Who in their right mind would vote for a Republican. After the Gov Shutdown. Gop cares about No one!

    October 28, 2013 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  12. vic , nashville ,tn

    Hard to find Virginia race in conservative web site that mean Cuccinelli in trouble so they don’t want to talk about that race

    October 28, 2013 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  13. What's in that tea anyway?

    This is too funny, the Tea Bagger "Cuch" is the attorney general, forcing through suppression laws to give himself a chance to win and he's still trailing....This is very good. We will let the kamikaze krazies , aka Tea Bagger clowns, get rid of themselves one idiot at a time.

    October 28, 2013 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  14. rs

    Texas-based, eh? Can you say Koch brothers? Can you say less voting, fewer civil rights and the war on women?

    October 28, 2013 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  15. The Real Tom Paine

    Why is anyone allowing politcal ads of any kind during a sporting event? For once, lets keep politics out of sports, period. This election is about who the people want as governor or Virginia, so why is a national broadcast being used as a forum for a statewide election? Can't people just enjoy the World Series without being subjected to a political attack ad?

    October 28, 2013 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  16. Anonymous

    @ simply put:

    Hurray for me! I live in a State that opted out of Obamacare. My State has the highest ranking in uninsured children,
    or adults for that matter. My State is third in hungry people. My State is loaded with teapublicans who scream
    and shout not knowing what it's about.
    Lucky, lucky me. Oh well, we have been paying for those uninsured for a very long time through our high
    insurance premiums, just like we do with our auto insurance, and our property taxes so we can have well
    educated children.
    That's OK though, I am all for children and feeding hungry people. A little help would have been nice though.

    October 28, 2013 10:04 am at 10:04 am |