Campaign 2010

Jul 31, 2006

New Chamber Embarrassment: Second Ad Yanked from Air Waves

DCCC Press

Jul 31, 2006

New Chamber Embarrassment: Second Ad Yanked from Air Waves

The Second Chamber of Commerce Ad Pulled Down in Less Than a Week for Containing Blatantly False Information

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, as the second Chamber of Commerce television ad in less than a week is pulled from stations, embarrassment continues to swirl around the special interest group. The latest ad features false statements and characterizations of Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania. Last week, they were forced to take down their television advertisements in the Cincinnati, Ohio, media market because they also contained blatantly false information. This is just the latest stumble from the Chamber of Commerce in their nationwide, partisan television advertisement campaign.

“The Chamber of Commerce is in synch with national Republicans on targeting and message, but once again, they are not in synch with the facts. Maybe it’s time the Chamber started colluding with those pesky facts that can be found in the Congressional Record,” said Bill Burton, communications director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Instead of touting the so-called benefits by blanketing nationwide TV stations with a partisan ad campaign, the Chamber of Commerce should be engaging in an honest and productive debate about prescription drugs, one of the most critical issues we face today. It’s time for a new direction because American families are sick of dishonest TV ads during election season, and dishonest leaders in Congress.”