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08/04/2008 09:19 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

McCain Camp Criticizes Obama's Energy Policy - McCain Campaign Press Call 8.4.08 AUDIO

WHO: Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Doug Holtz-Eakin, Senior Policy Director, McCain 2008 WHAT: Press conference call to discuss Sen. Barack Obama's energy policy. WHEN: Monday, August 4 at 10:00 a.m. EDT SUMMARY Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and McCain policy adviser Doug Holtz-Eakin criticized Sen. Barack Obama's energy policy during this press conference call. "Anyone who says that we can achieve energy independence without that - without more nuclear power, without more offshore drilling, without more clean coal - that individual either doesn't have the experience to understand the problem we're faced with or isn't being straightforward with the American people," Cantor said. Holtz-Eakin highlighted McCain's proposed battery incentive, which would provide a $300 million prize for the designers of the first zero-emissions electric car battery. Holtz-Eakin also attacked what he claimed was Obama's plan to create a government-run venture capital fund to stimulate innovation in new forms of energy. The above audio was recorded as part of the OffTheBus Listening Post project.

Read more about this conference call in HuffPolitics reporter Sam Stein's piece: "McCain Surrogate Cantor Inadvertently Derided On McCain Conference Call."

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