Congressional Candidate Asks Virginia Stations to Pull Ad

By Andrew Gauthier 


Ninth District Congressman Rick Boucher says one of the latest ads attacking him is “obviously false” and “misleading.” He describes the group that produced it as a “shadow organization” that won’t disclose where its funding comes from, and he’s asked television stations, including WDBJ7, to stop airing the spot.

Boucher says the ad from the group Americans for Job Security misrepresents his record, and his political philosophy. It paints him as a strong ally of Nancy Pelosi who votes in step with the House Speaker. “After nearly thirty years in Congress, career politician Rick Boucher supports Nancy Pelosi 96 percent of the time,” the announcer says. More…