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August 5th, 2013
06:59 PM ET

New controversy in already sizzling Virginia campaign

(CNN) – It looks like the heat's being turned up in a gubernatorial campaign that's already very hot.

The campaign of Virginia Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli said Monday that it's going up with a new TV commercial titled "Scandal" that slams Democratic rival Terry McAuliffe over federal investigations of an electric car company that McAuliffe co-founded.

The spot, which uses local television news clips of reports of allegations against GreenTech, includes the announcer saying, "It's time for Terry McAuliffe to tell us the truth."

The Cuccinelli campaign declined to share details on where the ad will run and how much money they are spending to run the commercial.

And the Republican Governors Association is putting out a new spot that attacks McAuliffe, saying, "he's desperate to shift attention away from news of this federal investigation."

The spot ends with the announcer saying, "Terry McAuliffe, you just can't trust him."

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