Love Follows Through on Pledge to Everett, Riley
Rep. Jay Love (R-Montgomery) today announced that he would begin airing new, positive campaign messages throughout the 2nd Congressional District despite Senator Harri Anne Smith and her supporter's insistence to continue airing their own attack ads.
The change is taking place and will be completed as soon as area broadcasters are able to switch out radio and television traffic.
"I began this campaign talking about issues such as cutting taxes, stopping illegal immigration and fighting for our conservative values," said Love. "Unfortunately Senator Smith did not follow suit. Although she and her supporter continue to attack me with discredited, dishonest ads, I have decided to remove any advertisements that discuss Senator Smith or her record."
Love's move is in agreement with requests from Congressman Terry Everett and Governor Bob Riley who saw the negative advertisements as being detrimental to Republican efforts to maintain this seat. Love had previously asked Senator Smith to remove her ads but had not received any response.
Love continued, "I entered this race because I am concerned about the future of our country. We have a $9 trillion debt that nobody seems to be talking about. It's now time to stop the silliness and figure out what we can do to bring Christian, conservative change to Washington."
Senator Smith told various media outlets yesterday that she was removing her attack ads from the air. Despite this public pronouncement, television ads attacking Love were still airing this morning while radio ads attacking him continued this afternoon. At the same time, radio ads continue to be aired by a Smith supporter attacking Love's character and honesty.
"The ball is now in Senator Smith's court. She has a history during this campaign of doing one thing and saying another," Love concluded. "I hope that's not the case now."