With stereotypical Chinese music playing, the announcer continues to say that, "as part of the Obama-Pelosi team, Rahall voted for a bill that led to billions in tax breaks for foreign companies, creating Chinese jobs."
"With skyrocketing unemployment, only a politician who has been in Washington for 34 years would vote to help foreign companies create Chinese jobs making windmills," the announcer concludes.
The ad apparently refers to a large wind farm project in west Texas that sparked controversy last year amid talk that its backers would apply for federal stimulus funds and use turbines from the Chinese manufacturer A-Power.
The wind farm is a joint venture between China-based Shenyang Power Group and two American companies, U.S. Renewable Energy Group and Cielo Wind Power.
Last week, Rahall's campaign issued a press release rebutting the ad, saying A-Power later announced plans to build a Nevada plant that would manufacture turbines.
The press release also says the U.S. Department of Energy has never received a stimulus application for the project.
In March, U.S Renewable Energy Group announced that at least 70 percent of each turbine used in the project would be wholly manufactured in the United States and made with American steel, according to the company's website.
Reach Alison Knezevich at alis...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1240.