On the Republicans 40 yard line
by Jerome Armstrong, Wed Oct 20, 2004 at 11:30:09 AM EDT
From a release, "The DCCC today began a television campaign" in VA 02 in support of David Ashe. "The ad focuses on Ashe's tremendous record of service as a Marine on active duty in Iraq and as a volunteer at Ground Zero in the aftermath of 9/11. It also contrasts Ashe's record with Republican Thelma Drake, who has been strongly admonished in the local media for questioning an Iraq War veteran's commitment to the war on terror." DCCC chair Robert Matsui: "David Ashe is a truly outstanding candidate who has proudly served his country. Thelma Drake's shameful attack on Ashe's war record has raised serious questions about her candidacy in this staunchly pro-military district. This is another example of Democrats expanding the playing field in our campaign to win the House majority. Ashe has a tremendous profile for this district and is well positioned to win this Republican open seat."
From the ad, ANNCR: :Who keeps America safe? Marines like David Ashe. Seven years active duty... Volunteered at Ground Zero. Service in Kuwait and Iraq. Yet, politician Thelma Drake questioned his commitment to the war on terror. The Virginian-Pilot called Drake's tactics 'A cheap shot at an Iraq veteran whose service deserves admiration, not denigration.' Send a Marine to Congress... David Ashe (DCCC release, 10/20).