WVa GOp Senate candidate John Raese will hit Joe Manchin tomorrow with ads trying to tie the Democrat to so-far failed cap-and-trade energy legislation, says Real Clear Politics:
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Republican Senate nominee John Raese is hoping that concerns over Democratic cap and trade proposals will help propel him to a surprising victory in the special election to fill the late West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd's seat.
In an interview with RealClearPolitics on Sunday, Raese said that his campaign will launch a new television ad on Tuesday hitting his opponent-Democratic Governor Joe Manchin-for pushing through the state legislature last year the Alternative and Renewable Energy Portfolio Act, which compelled West Virginia's utilities to obtain 25 percent of their electricity from alternative energy sources by 2025.
. . . In an interview later in the day during his visit to the National Hunting and Fishing Days event in Roanoake, Manchin laughed off Raese's criticism of the law and said that he would not have done anything differently in enacting it.
"Tell him he should read it first," Manchin said. "The coal industry helped put it together."