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September 22, 2008

DCCC accuses Lee of shipping jobs to China

With the turmoil on Wall Street, expect to see a new wave of campaign ads criticizing candidates with management experience over their business practices.

That’s certainly the tack that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has taken in its first ad attacking businessman Chris Lee, the Republican vying to succeed Rep. Tom Reynolds (R-N.Y.). Lee is running against Democratic attorney Alice Kryzan.

The DCCC ad accuses Lee’s business of employing labor in China.

“NAFTA has already cost New York over 50,000 jobs. But Congressional candidate Chris Lee chose to employ labor in China – work that could’ve been done right here,” the ad says. “Chris Lee: a record of employing labor in China we can’t afford.”

The National Republican Congressional Committee called the attacks "false and misleading" in a statement responding to the ad.