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New Ad: Manchin ‘Camouflaging’ Support for Obama Policies

Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin’s ad showing him shooting the cap-and-trade bill, as part of an attempt to brand himself as different from the usual Washington Democrat, has come under fire in the new National Republican Senatorial Committee ad airing in West Virginia.

“Joe Manchin is on a hunting trip,” begins the narrator, as the ad shows visuals from Manchin’s ad. “He’s hunting for votes.”

“But Manchin’s camouflaging his support of President Obama’s worst policies,” the narrator continues. “Joe Manchin supported Obama’s government takeover of health care. Joe Manchin supported Obama’s stimulus bill. It wasted billions and created more debt.”

“A good governor has a bad idea,” says the narrator, an acknowledgment of Manchin’s nearly 70 percent favorability in the state. “Send Joe Manchin back to Charleston and send a message to Obama.” 

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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