Environmental group to spend $3 million on anti-Richard Burr TV ads

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr
U.S. Sen. Richard Burr

The League of Conservation Voters will launch a $3 million ad campaign in North Carolina on Wednesday to oppose Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr – the latest group to spend big on the Senate race.

The environment group’s ad echoes other recent commercials critical of Burr, saying he took hundreds of thousands of dollars from oil and energy companies while giving them “billions in tax breaks” and “voting against clean energy jobs.”

The message is similar to a $1.8 million ad buy funded by the Service Employees International Union and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

The relationship was the subject of a recent story in The News & Observer. A spokeswoman for Burr countered that “outside groups never dictate his votes or positions.”

The League of Conservation Voters added Burr last month to its “Dirty Dozen” list of politicians with what it views as a negative record on environmental issues.

Watch the ad below: