The American Energy Alliance (AEA) is hitting back at the Democratic National Committee over attacks on an ad AEA began running in swing states attacking President Barack Obama’s energy policies.

The $3.6 million ad buy is for a spot called “Nine Dollar Gas,” hitting on a particularly timely issue as the price of gas continues to climb. The ad is running in eight states, including swing states like Nevada and Iowa.

The AEA and the DNC commenced something of a pissing contest yesterday, with the DNC holding conference calls with the media to push back on the ad. At least one such call was held in Nevada, with DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Communications Director Brad Woodhouse.

The invitation for the call said that the ad contained “mischaracterizations” of the presidents’ policies, and attacked AEA as an organization.


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