Saturday, October 23, 2010

Rick Boucher’s new ad says Griffith is “full of it”

Congressman Rick Boucher

Incumbent 9th district Congressman Rick Boucher (D) and his Republican opponent Morgan Griffith met for the first time at a debate held by WSLS Channel 10 Thursday, October 21.

At the debate Griffith made a point that Boucher’s Democratic colleage Congressman Nick Rahall voted against Cap and Trade saying it would cost coal jobs and raise energy rates. Boucher said his Democratic colleague was wrong.

 Boucher explained the need to reduce greenhouse gases and that the Environmental Protection Agency was getting ready to regulate. “The EPA does not have the tools to protect coal and coal miners and to protect our coal economy and protect our electricity consumers,” said Boucher. He said that coal leaders came to him and asked that he negotiate for them. All the utilities endorsed the policy once he made changes to protect them.

Griffith said, “absolutely I disagree with it – Governor Manchin (Joe Manchin Governor of West Virginia a Democrat) put that bill up on a tree and shot the thing.” He added that electric rates would “go through the roof … kill coal jobs … kill manufacturing jobs.”

I wonder what he is insinuating Griffith is full of do you suppose?

Griffith hits Boucher on Cap and Trade after first debate

Posted By Valerie Garner

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