The conservative group Citizens United has produced a scathing film about former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe and plans to spend six figures promoting it amid McAuliffe’s campaign for governor of Virginia, the group’s leadership told POLITICO.
The negative documentary, titled “Fast Terry,” will debut online in the coming weeks. The substance of the film is focused on two episodes in McAuliffe’s business career that Republicans have attacked: his leadership at the auto startup GreenTech and his planned investment in a biofuels venture, Franklin Pellets.
According to published reports, both enterprises have fallen well short of initially high expectations; Citizens United intends to put those stories in front of Virginia voters. A spokesman for the group said it will initially spend about $350,000 on television and Internet ads promoting the movie.