The campaign for Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe has hired a high-profile attorney known for masterminding election-related legal challenges and it wanted to “kill” the story that Fox News did on it.

The campaign spent $53,680 on the services of the Elias Law Group which is a group that was started by Marc Elias, Fox News reported.

When Fox News reached out to the McAuliffe campaign for comment, McAuliffe spokesperson Christina Freundlich responded to the email with a message apparently meant for colleagues, not for Fox News.