Campaign 2010

Jul 28, 2006

Chamber of Commerce Humiliated as False Television Ads Are Pulled Down in Ohio

DCCC Press

Jul 28, 2006

Chamber of Commerce Humiliated as False Television Ads Are Pulled Down in Ohio

Chamber of Commerce’s First Round of Ads Pulled from Three Cincinnati TV Stations Due to Blatantly False Information

(Washington, D.C.) – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce was embarrassed today when they were forced to take down their television advertisements that were airing on three television stations in the Cincinnati, Ohio, media market because they contained blatantly false information. The ads, which make false statements regarding Steve Chabot’s record on Medicare, are the first stumble from the Chamber of Commerce’s latest partisan television advertisement campaign.

“The national Chamber of Commerce is blatantly trying to synchronize with national Republicans in playing up the so-called benefits of the Medicare program, but maybe next time they’ll look before they leap,” said Bill Burton, communications director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “After trumpeting their own partisan advertising campaign to national and local reporters, this false ad is a major blow to the Chamber’s already waning credibility. When it comes to the issue of prescription drugs, American families deserve an honest debate on the issue of soaring drug costs, and after years of sky-high prices and yet another round of false campaign advertising, it’s time for a new direction.”