Dems target Allen on oil

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is launching a new online campaign to raise issue with Republican Senate candidate George Allen’s calls to protect billions in tax breaks for big oil.

The DSCC’s campaign will use geo-targeted Facebook and Google advertisements to rally opposition to Allen’s refusal to end tax subsidies to oil companies that clearly do not need it.

“For too long, George Allen has worked to protect multibillion dollar tax breaks for his big oil contributors. Now oil company profits are soaring and Virginia families are struggling. It’s time for him to stop collecting campaign contributions from the industry and then doing their bidding. Our campaign will rally opposition to Allen’s policies that put his big campaign contributors ahead of Virginia families,” said Matt Canter, spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Allen has taken over $445,000 in campaign contributions from the oil industry, according to campaign-finance records.

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