Just a heads up to my friends on the mountain – an attack ad was mailed out today that blames me for a vote in the WV Legislature that would have increased DMV fees.
I am flattered that the “Eastern Panhandle Freedom Fund” believes that I have magical retroactive voting powers. And that they are worried enough about the threat my election is to whoever they represent that they are willing to spend thousands on this sort of thing.
But I have to point out that I am not in the Legislature and so have never supported this legislation. A few seconds of research on the web turned up the fact that the bill they are talking about was vetoed by by Governor Tomblin, a Democrat, in March 2011.
Following is a link to the Charleston Daily Mail article with more detailed information about it:
Our people are hurting and our unemployment rates are still too high," Tomblin said in a statement accompanying the veto. "Although we are seeing economic growth, we are coming out of one of the worst recessions in the history of our country.