Senator Norm Coleman: Any Group Or Organization Acting In Support Of My Campaign Should Pull Down Negative Attack Ads
Today, Senator Norm Coleman announced that his campaign was pulling any negative ads that his campaign is responsible for approving, and directed that every effort be made to ensure that all such ads be removed from the airwaves.
"Any ad in which I am responsible for saying, My name is Norm Coleman and I approved this message,' I have directed my campaign to begin immediately pulling down," said Senator Norm Coleman. "And, I call upon any group, or organization that is intending to support my candidacy to do just that - support my candidacy and not attack my opponents. If these organizations wish to influence the outcome of this campaign, they can best do so by providing the people of my state with a positive reflection of my record, and my vision for the future. It's time to end the negativity in a day when people are looking and reaching for hope and confidence."
As required by law, Coleman and his campaign are not allowed to communicate directly with any independent organization about commercials or any other campaign activities. Because of this, Senator Coleman has directed his campaign to issue this release in the hopes that the news media and others will circulate it so that organizations who wish to assist the Senator will do so in the same spirit that the Senator has chosen to conduct his campaign.