Team Kerrey is furious. Team Fischer is silent.
That’s the fall-out from the latest Super PAC TV ad attacking Democrat Bob Kerrey. The commercial is based on a recent Nebraska Watchdog interview with Kerrey.
In the ad when asked if he’s “ready to vote for a tax increase” Kerrey answers, “Oh yeah, it is going to take additional revenue.”
While that is what Kerrey said (see interview and ad below) his campaign insists the commercial by Americans for Prosperity “shamelessly edits” the news clip to suggest Kerrey supports raising taxes on the middle class.
In the full clip Kerrey also says “but the first step has got to be, how much can we cut? You’ve got to take the spending down.” Kerrey went on to say, “If you lock yourself into no tax increases under any circumstances, you are not part of the solution. You are part of the problem.”
State Sen. Deb Fischer opposes tax increases and has put her name on Grover Nordquist’s controversial anti-tax pledge.
“I have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge promising not to raise taxes on individuals and businesses,” Fischer writes on her campaign website.
Asked by Nebraska Watchdog to comment on the ad— specifically should Americans for Prosperity pull the commercial—Fischer’s campaign responded, “No comment.”
Reported by Joe Jordan, email@example.com
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