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MALVERN, PA.--Clinton campaign spokesman Howard Wolfson is making the case in a conference call that the Sen. Barack Obama oil ad where he says he does not take money from oil companies is misleading and noted that Obama is making an "unprecedented " ad buy in Pennsylvania outspending the Clinton team by four million dollars. No federal candidate can take contributions from corporations.

"It's time for president who takes on the oil companies in real life, not just on TV," says a new Clinton radio spot, which takes on Obama, by name, over his ad. Hear the ad LINK<

Clinton communications director Howard Wolfson said Obama was trying to "buy the election in Pennsylvania."

Usually campaigns are guarded about releasing ad buy figures. Wolfson let out the Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton Pennsylvania ad buy to show how the Obama spending dwarfs there own. "Nobody has ever spent this much money on tv in the state," Wolfson said. To date, Obama has spent about $6.5 million on ads in the Keystone state, with an April 22 primary, compared to $2.5 million for Clinton.

Part of the call was aimed at influencing superdelegates who are wrestling with electability issues on who is stronger to beat Sen. John McCain in November, Obama orClinton.

With Obama pouring resources into the state, Wolfson said if Obama can't win Pennsylvania, it will show he has "serious problems" with clinching big states

from the Clinton campaign....


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 9, 2008


CLINTON CAMPAIGN UNVEILS RADIO RESPONSE TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON DISCREDITED OBAMA AD


Obama Rhetoric Doesn’t Match Reality

PHILADELPHIA, PA – As Senator Obama travels to Pennsylvania today, questions remain on why he is continuing to air misleading television ads claiming he doesn’t take money from oil companies. Considering the continued misleading rhetoric from the Obama campaign, the Clinton campaign announced today that it is airing a new radio ad in Pennsylvania to set the record straight on Obama’s discredited television ad.

“We are seeing a troubling pattern from Senator Obama that is all talk and no action. His TV ad on oil donations is all rhetoric that doesn’t match the reality,” said T.J. Rooney. “The people of Pennsylvania can count on Hillary Clinton to keep standing up to the oil companies by fighting to move us off our dependence on foreign oil, no longer subsidizing the big oil companies, and creating a new strategic energy fund that will create 5 million new jobs and bring down energy costs.”

Listen to the ad here:

http://www.hillaryclinton.com/files/audio/press/200804090848.mp3

HILLARY

‘REAL LIFE”

OIL RADIO:60

ANNCR

In his TV ads, Barack Obama sounds like he'll take on the oil companies.

"I don't take money from oil companies."

What he doesn’t tell you is that “no candidate does….they cant,” according to the Annenberg Center’s Factcheck.org...It's been against the law for companies to donate to candidates for a hundred years.

Listen to Barack Obama some more.

"Now Exxon's making forty billion dollars a year and we're paying three fifty for gas."

Obama also doesn't mention that he voted for the Bush Cheney energy bill.

It was called a piñata of perks and the best energy bill corporations could buy.

Hillary Clinton voted against that bill.

She’s the one who will make the oil companies pay to set up a new strategic energy fund that will cut our dependence on foreign oil .invest in new clean energy, and create five million new jobs.

It's time for president who takes on the oil companies in real life, not just on TV.

Hillary Clinton.

The Script
The Facts

In his TV ads, Barack Obama sounds like he'll take on the oil companies.

"I don't take money from oil companies."
[Obama Television Ad]

What he doesn’t tell you is that “no candidate does….they cant,” according to the Annenberg Center’s Factcheck.org...It's been against the law for companies to donate to candidates for a hundred years.
Corporations have been prohibited from contributing directly to federal candidates since the Tillman Act became law in 1907. [Factcheck.org, 3/31/08]

Listen to Barack Obama some more.

"Now Exxon's making forty billion dollars a year and we're paying three fifty for gas."

Obama also doesn't mention that he voted for the Bush Cheney energy bill.


2005: Obama voted for the 2005 Bush Cheney, Hillary voted against it: The conference report for the act reduced revenues by $7.9 billion over five years and $12 billion over 10 years. She also voted against waiving the budget act to allow the fiscally irresponsible act to be passed. [2005 Vote #213, 7/29/05, H.R.6, Passed 74-26, PL-No. 109-58]



It was called a piñata of perks and the best energy bill corporations could buy.
"The provision was just one example of how the energy bill, touted as a way to reduce dependence on foreign oil or moderate gasoline prices, has been turned into a piñata of perks for energy industries." [Washington Post, 7/30/05]

Public Citizen: The Best Energy Bill Corporations Could Buy: Summary of Industry Giveaways in the 2005 Energy Bill [Public Citizen report]

She’s the one who will make the oil companies pay to set up a new strategic energy fund that will cut our dependence on foreign oil .invest in new clean energy, and create five million new jobs.

It's time for president who takes on the oil companies in real life, not just on TV.

Hillary Clinton.
2006-2007: Hillary introduced a bill that would create a strategic energy fund. “We need to reform our energy taxes so that large oil companies who reap huge benefits from unexpectedly high energy prices over the next two years will be required to pay a portion of their profits into the strategic energy fund.” The fund would invest in renewable energy, accelerate the use of biofuels, utilize clean coal technology, and encourage the oil companies to invest in alternative energy. Hillary first introduced the bill that would create the Strategic Energy Fund on 5/23/06. [Remarks of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton At The National Press Club On Energy Policy 5/23/06; S.2993, 5/23/06]

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