Congressman Blunt's Friends Ads Are Pulled

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Missouri media outlets have pulled two misleading attack ads against Robin Carnahan being aired by Congressman Blunt's corporate special interest allies. This weekend, a Missouri network including 77 radio stations pulled a false attack ad being run by Americans for Job Security -- a group with a long history of campaign related citations and violations. [Anchorage Daily News, 8/17/08; FEC.gov]

In addition, Karl Rove's special interest group, American Crossroads GPS, had their attack ad pulled down by CableNet while the FEC looks into allegations of illegal coordination between Congressman Blunt's campaign and Rove's group.

"Millions of dollars in false attack ads from Congressman Blunt's corporate special interest allies will not change his 14-year Washington record that has led to the worst recession since the Great Depression," said Linden Zakula, Robin Carnahan's campaign spokesman. "No amount of false advertising by his corporate special interest friends can erase Congressman Blunt's 14 year Washington record of corruption, bailouts, and wasteful spending."

These false and potentially illegal ads from Congressman Blunt's friends are a reminder of his own efforts to run from the truth. Even before Blunt's corporate special interest friends came to his defense, he had been caught trying to distort and distract from his record. As the Associated Press reported, "Before he was against it, U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt was for a 2008 bill authorizing up to $700 billion to shore up banks and other troubled financial institutions. In fact, Blunt helped negotiate its details and - as House Republican whip - helped round up enough votes to ensure its passage. Now a candidate for U.S. Senate, Blunt is carefully parsing his past support for the unpopular bank bailout." [Associated Press, 8/8/2010]

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