Tennant spoofs White House’s power in new ad

CHARLESTON (AP) — U.S. Senate hopeful Natalie Tennant pretends to cuts the lights at the White House in a new TV ad opposing President Barack Obama’s energy policies.

In the first ad for either major candidate, Tennant rebukes an Environmental Protection Agency proposed rule to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.

Showing the White House, Tennant asks, “Where do they think they get their electricity from?” She says West Virginia coal miners power America.

The Democrat says she’ll send Obama the message before pulling a lever simulating cutting power to the White House.

In response, Republican opponent Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito cited Tennant’s previous support of Obama.

Tennant’s campaign says the ad will run for two weeks starting Monday and reach 75 percent of West Virginia voters. The first week costs $120,000.

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