"Every four years we see it: the competition, the back & forth drama.In the remainder of the ad, Earl claims to have voted for "15 different measures to reduce both gas prices and our dependence on foreign oil with more drilling, and investments in alternative energy." This is simply not the truth, however. Earl Pomeroy has a consistent anti-drilling record built by his votes against domestic drilling both in Alaska and in the Gulf of Mexico. Instead of trying to solve the problem by fostering more energy domestic energy development, Earl was part of the 213-212 vote in Congress for a five week vacation.
No, not the Olympics.
It’s Duane Sand in North Dakota, running for political office and twisting the truth."
It's worth mentioning that rarely has Earl Pomeroy been forced to be on offense this early in the year. It's only August, and yet the Sand campaign has already exposed one of Earl's biggest weaknesses - his complete lack of common sense and courage when it comes to energy policy.