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Disclaimer: The author of this site maintained the campaign weblog of John Kline's opponent in the 2006 election, which made Congressman Kline a bit testy.

As with all blogs, review the facts carefully and draw your own conclusions.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Another Typical Republican Attack

[Disclaimer: This post was first published on Coleen Rowley's campaign weblog.]

No, not from John Kline. Not even in the state of Minnesota, in fact. But in Ohio, the national Republican Party is running ads that are documentably false. The Democratic Senate candidate, Sherrod Brown, says they're false. The state of Ohio says they're false. But the Republican Party insists they're going to run the ads anyway:

The Republican Party last night refused to cancel commercials that claim Sherrod Brown was a longtime tax scofflaw - even though the state of Ohio says the ad's claim is untrue.

Brown, the Democrat running against incumbent Mike DeWine, paid the tax bill years ago, soon after receiving a tax lien, according to newly released records from the Brown campaign and authenticated by the state.

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The RNC, however, said last night that it had no plans to change its ad.

We have already documented how John Kline has used dishonest smear tactics against our campaign. But the national Republican party, which is coordinating attacks such as these on Democratic candidates across the country, is openly stating that they're going to lie in their campaign ads.

Remember that the next time you see a commercial, ad or flier from John Kline or any other Republican candidate. Dirty campaign tactics like these are just one of the reasons why Coleen left the Republican party. Now would be a good time for other long-time Republican voters to consider following her example.

Update: Even though the RNC is willing to run ads that are documentably false, TV stations in Ohio are not. Apparently these stations are worried about the legal implications of airing lies.

(Disclaimer: This blog post is not a position statement. It is simply an effort to point out that the national Republican Party has developed the belief that it is entitled to run the country, and is therefore willing to stoop to whatever means necessary to hold power.)

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