Skip to comments.King campaign seeks removal of Republican ad attacking him
Posted on 09/26/2012 7:55:41 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
PORTLAND, Maine Angus Kings campaign called on the states TV stations Monday to pull two Republican ads from the air that it says offer an inaccurate and misleading portrayal of Kings involvement in a 22-turbine wind project in the western Maine town of Roxbury. King and business partner Rob Gardiner held a 10 percent stake in the project until early 2011.
At a Monday news conference, King campaign manager Kay Rand said the campaign is filing formal complaints with the TV stations airing the ads claiming that the stations are required to remove the ads under federal law.
Initially, we thought our course was to educate, but its obvious that educating isnt all that we need to do, Rand said. We would take legal action if thats whats required.
Rand said King was out of state Monday and unable to attend the news conference.
The campaign is asking stations to remove two ads from the National Republican Senatorial Committee that target King for his involvement in the wind energy business before becoming a U.S. Senate candidate.
The announcement came more than a week after the Republican committee, the GOPs Senate campaign arm, waded into the Maine Senate race with a two-week, statewide offensive against the independent former governor whos the front-runner in the race to replace Olympia Snowe in the Senate. The committee has said its two-week push in Maine will ultimately total $650,000.
The most recent TV spot King is targeting, launched over the weekend, features five people portrayed to be residents who live near the Record Hill installation. They call King a smooth operator, say he was making millions and millions of dollars, and lament that were not going to retrieve the tops of those mountains. The spot ends with a man saying, I just dont...
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What kind of a lunatic fantasy world do you live in? I defy you to give me a single instance of an Obama ad which is guilty of perpetrating a falsehood.
What’s the matter with those Republicans? Don’t they know you can’t attack a DemocRAT without being “rasis”?
King supports the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. He is also pro-choice on abortion.
King supports Same-sex marriage, stating that it is “necessary to provide couples and their families with equal protection under the law.”
his poll numbers must be taking a beating from these ads. This latest move just draws even more attention to these ads. Seems like this could be the sleeper race of this cycle.