The liberal advocacy group moveon.org is running radio ads against some House Republicans, including Republican Rep. Mary Fallin, of Oklahoma City, who staged a “revolt” on the House floor over energy legislation.
The ad accuses Fallin and the others of being tools for “Big Oil” and says she has taken $250,000 in campaign contributions from oil and gas companies.
The ad says drilling offshore _ as Republicans are calling for _ is a “gimmick” that wouldn’t add oil to the supply for ten years.
“But Mary Fallin is more interested in political stunts than honest solutions to rising gas prices,” the ad says.
Fallin responded to the ad today, saying it shows that “leftwing radicals” are driving the decision by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to block votes on expanded energy production in the United States.
Fallin said she does support more drilling off the coasts of the United States but that the ad fails to mention she also backs legislation encouraging conservation and the use of alternative energy sources.
“I support this comprehensive approach to energy; MoveOn.org and Speaker Nancy Pelosi do not,” Fallin said. “I support policies that would fight rising gas prices and reduce our dependence on foreign oil; they do not. Polls show a majority of Americans support deep sea drilling, but Nancy Pelosi continues to block a vote on any legislation that would make this drilling possible.”
According to moveon.org, the ad running is running in Fallin’s district and the districts of five other House Republicans, including two in Texas.