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Burr targeted in political ad

Posted July 1, 2010

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— The BP oil spill clean-up is the focus of a new political ad campaign targeting Sen. Richard Burr.

The 30-second spot begins with two people dressed in clean-up gear pulling an oil drenched man from the ocean.

The voice-over claims the Burr’s record is a little oily and criticizes him for accepting campaign contributions from the oil industry.

Votevets.org organized the ad campaign to get the U.S. Senate pass energy and climate laws.

"If the groups running this ad would stop long enough to realize that Sen. Burr just introduced an energy bill that has the greatest offset on emissions, they might not have wasted so much money,” Burr campaign spokeswoman Samantha Smith said in a statement Thursday. “Sen. Burr is focused on finding real solutions to the disaster in the Gulf and a workable energy policy for our country that encourages economic growth and keeps Americans safe."

In all, the ads are targeting three senators and cost $11 million.

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  • anitathebaptist Jul 2, 2010

    I wish they would stop playing it every other commercial-minute. Its actually boring & as mentioned below - juvenile ; not counting how stupid it was to spend that amount of money. eeek !

  • iworkandpaytaxes Jul 2, 2010

    Hay Bob-the foks running the add love Obama. They'd never talk bad of their man-even if he did take oil money or union slush fund money-or whoever's money. He's Obama-and his stuff does not stink-to some.

    Senator Burr has done a good job protecting conservative values in the Senate. He's not real loud and in the camera alot of the time, but he's ther trying his best for NC.

    His opponant in November, Elaine Marshall, is nothing more then a Democratic Beaurocrat. She's marginal to say the least and would get eaten alive in DC in the Senate.

    I wonder what outside interest group paid for the add?? Tree-huggers?? Cap and taxers?? Liberal weirdos???
    cwood3
    July 2, 2010 1:51 p.m

    Obama is running for our state seat? LOL what are you talking about?

  • sillywabbitthepatriot Jul 2, 2010

    I think that add costs $30M.

    What a waste.

  • anderson Jul 2, 2010

    Co-founder and Chairman Jon Soltz "organized veterans in Pennsylvania for John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign, and his VoteVets boasts an advisory board dominated by such Democratic veterans as Kerrey and Clark." [2]They campaign mostly for Democrats....try doing a little research yourself stewart

  • stewartd11 Jul 2, 2010

    It says in the story that a veteran's group paid for the ad. Try reading the story next time before you spew your ignorance all over the comments section.

  • cwood3 Jul 2, 2010

    Hay Bob-the foks running the add love Obama. They'd never talk bad of their man-even if he did take oil money or union slush fund money-or whoever's money. He's Obama-and his stuff does not stink-to some.

    Senator Burr has done a good job protecting conservative values in the Senate. He's not real loud and in the camera alot of the time, but he's ther trying his best for NC.

    His opponant in November, Elaine Marshall, is nothing more then a Democratic Beaurocrat. She's marginal to say the least and would get eaten alive in DC in the Senate.

    I wonder what outside interest group paid for the add?? Tree-huggers?? Cap and taxers?? Liberal weirdos???

  • Bob12345 Jul 2, 2010

    Why don't do that shows how much money the oil companies have given Obama