PAC Defends West Virginia Democrat's Record on Coal

WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 13: U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV), ranking member of the House Resources Committee, ask questions during a Congressional forum on mine safety sponsored by U.S. House of Representatives Democrats February 13, 2006 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Family members of miners killed in mining disasters in West Virginia last month and in Alabama in 2001 were invited to tell their stories. Miners who previously worked at the Sago Mine in West Virginia also testified.  (National Journal)

House Majority PAC, a political advocacy group focused on electing Democrats to the House of Representatives, is defending Rep. Nick Rahall's record on coal.

Roll Call reports that the PAC is throwing its weight behind Rahall to the tune of $150,000 with an ad set to air in West Virginia. The spot fends off criticism directed at the congressman, who is up for reelection in the 2014 mid-term elections.

"Washington special interests want you to believe that Nick Rahall is against coal," a voiceover states during the ad. "It's not true."

The ad buy will be competing with a radio commercial sponsored by the National Republican Congressional Committee, which attacks Rahall for his support for the Affordable Care Act.