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Kennedy Statement on Landrieu's Latest False Ad

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Location: Baton Rouge, LA


KENNEDY STATEMENT ON LANDRIEU'S LATEST FALSE AD

Ad Shows Kennedy Blew The Whistle On Corruption

U.S. Senate candidate John Kennedy released the following statement regarding Mary Landrieu's latest attack ad:

"Senator Landrieu's latest attack ad is patently false. The ad intentionally misleads voters into thinking that I went on some junket somewhere. As everyone knows, this is a complete falsehood. The ad further implies that I was somehow complicit in these junkets and excesses. As every reporter who covered the story knows and can testify to…most of these junkets took place before I was on the board. In fact, I have been the whistleblower, the person speaking out against these excesses.

We all know that in the heat of campaigns people can lose perspective. We also know that often times powerful politicians believe they can say anything, whether it is true or not. This is clearly the case with Senator Landrieu.

I am calling on Senator Landrieu to do the honorable thing, pull this false ad off the air, and get back to running her campaign."

BACKGROUND ON JOHN KENNEDY'S RECORD ON CITIZENS PROPERTY INSURANCE

At The "Urging" Of John Kennedy, The Citizens Board Called For An Explanation Of The Misspent Money.

John Kennedy: "I want to know who's involved. I want to know who on this board approved those expenses, and I need to know under what authority they approved them." (Ted Griggs, "Audit Adds To Agency's List Of Problems," The [Baton Rouge, LA] Advocate, 10/12/07)

The [Baton Rouge, LA] Advocate: "At Kennedy's urging, the Citizens board asked its management and attorney to get an explanation from former board members about the expenses." (Ted Griggs, "Audit Adds To Agency's List Of Problems," The [Baton Rouge, LA] Advocate, 10/12/07)

John Kennedy Called For The Citizens Board To Sue Over Misspent Money.

The [Baton Rouge, LA] Advocate: "Kennedy also urged the board to sue the Property Insurance Association of Louisiana, the contractor that operated Citizens, to recover any misspent money." (Ted Griggs, "Audit Adds To Agency's List Of Problems," The [Baton Rouge, LA] Advocate, 10/12/07)

After Citizens Failed To Balance Its Checkbook, John Kennedy Said He Wanted To "Fire" The Management.

The [Baton Rouge, LA] Advocate: "The state-backed insurer of last resort has not balanced its checkbook since August, its chief financial officer has resigned and at least one board member wants to fire the remaining management." (Ted Griggs, "Citizens' Problems Continue," The [Baton Rouge, LA] Advocate, 4/4/07)

John Kennedy: "I'm going to move to make immediate management changes and to bring somebody on to run this thing on a day-to-day basis until we can get permanent management." (Ted Griggs, "Citizens' Problems Continue," The [Baton Rouge, LA] Advocate, 4/4/07)

The [Baton Rouge, LA] Advocate: "Kennedy said he does not know if Citizens' management is the cause of the insurance company's problems, but there is no excuse for the state's third-largest insurer's failure to balance its books." (Ted Griggs, "Citizens' Problems Continue," The [Baton Rouge, LA] Advocate, 4/4/07)


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