Paseur counters Virginia group's Shaw ad

Montgomery,AL - Alabama Supreme Court candidate Deborah

Bell Paseur has started an ad to counter one by a Virginia group.

The Center for Individual Freedom, based in Alexandria, Va., has

been running a TV ad complimenting Paseur's Republican opponent,

Greg Shaw.

Paseur's new TV ad says the center is funded by "the likes of

the oil and gas industry" and that the money for the center's ad

campaign doesn't come from Alabama.

Campaign finance reporting laws don't cover ads like the

center's because the ad doesn't encourage anyone to vote for Shaw

on Nov. 4. Paseur's campaign manager, Marion Steinfels, says it's a

way for businesses to hide their involvement.

Calls to the center for comment have not been returned. The

center has run ads elsewhere criticizing plaintiff lawyers.