A campaign ad that extols Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman’s “principles” contains an invented bumper sticker and fictitious Web site address.
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Misleading Attack in New Jersey Senate Race
Democrat Bob Menendez inaccurately portrays Republican Tom Kean as “getting around” a law that doesn’t even apply to him.
We’ll Always Have Paris
A Paris Hilton impersonator says it would be “awesome” to repeal the estate tax, while an anti-tax group calls the tax “cruel and unfair.”
Early Reviews For Campaign 2006 Ads: ‘Sleazy,’ ‘False,’ ‘Rubbish’
Both parties are panned for their attack-ad tactics. A preview of October?
Test-marketing the “Amnesty” Issue
Republican Brian Bilbray accuses Democrat Francine Busby of supporting “amnesty” for illegal aliens. What does that mean?
More California Fact-Twisting
Republicans aimed more distorted attacks at Democrat Francine Busby in the June 6 special House election to fill the seat vacated by convicted GOP congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham, who resigned after pleading guilty to accepting bribes.
A National Republican Congressional Committee ad misleads viewers by saying Busby “could bring back the death tax,” when in fact she has publicly supported permanent repeal of the federal estate tax for years, a fact known to Republican opposition researchers.
Is This A Joke?
Sen. Russ Feingold’s leadership PAC sponsored an Internet video making an unfounded suggestion that President Bush is being urged to eavesdrop “on anybody who has the nerve to disagree with [him] – court order or not.”
DNC’s Immigration Ad Is Misleading Too
A Democratic National Committee (DNC) radio ad claims Republicans would “criminalize…churches just for giving communion” to illegal aliens. The claim is nonsense. The House bill to which the ad refers doesn’t say that. Both the Republican sponsors of the bill and the Bush administration have made clear that’s not the bill’s intent.
RNC Ad Mischaracterizes Democratic Stance On Immigration
The RNC mischaracterizes the Democratic stance on immigration legislation in a radio ad running in Arizona and Nevada and aimed at Hispanics. The Spanish-language ad says (as translated) that Democrats “voted to treat millions of hardworking immigrants as felons.”
Scandal and Corruption in California
A special House election features distortions on both sides.