NRSC demands Louisiana stations pull ad trying to link Bill Cassidy to Koch brothers
|By Rebecca Berg; Rebecca Berg, Poliical Correspondent|
The National Republican Senatorial Committee will send a letter to 34 Louisiana network affiliates Thursday requesting that an attack ad produced by the pro-Democratic Senate Majority PAC be pulled from television, and threatening legal action if it isn't.
The letter, penned by NRSC general counsel
"Since the Senate Majority PAC advertisement contains false and misleading statements, we hereby demand that your station stop airing this advertisement immediately," the letter reads. "If you are unwilling to do so, we reserve the right to pursue any appropriate legal action and request an explanation of the basis of your decision in law or station policy."
The ad, part of a recent
Of greatest concern to the NRSC is a segment of the ad alleging the Koch brothers "funded the fight to let flood insurance premiums soar, helping insurance companies, and cut off hurricane relief for
"Now, they're spending millions to buy a
Cassidy, who is challenging Sen.
Democrats, reeling from AFP's significant spending at this early stage in the election cycle, have lately attempted to discredit the Koch brothers, while attacking Republicans for being "addicted to Koch." Recent polls have indicated, however, that most Americans are unfamiliar with the Kochs.
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