Doug Chalmers Defends Super PAC Ad in US Senate Race

From the  Star-Tribune article: “Liz Cheney political camp tries to halt negative ad on gay marriage” – October 10, 2013:

Liz Cheney’s 2014 U.S. Senate campaign team attempted to squelch a new super political action committee-funded TV ad that attacks her stance on gay marriage. Cheney’s office sent letters to cable operators and TV stations in the Mountain West region, stating that the ad inaccurately portrayed the candidate as a supporter of gay marriage.

Legal counsel for the American Principles Fund, the conservative super PAC funding the ad, sent a rebuttal to operators and stations that received a letter from the Cheney campaign. The super PAC’s legal counsel claimed every aspect of the ad was correct and all facts were available for the public to see.

“In making these statements, the (Cheney letter) attempts to divert the station’s attention away from the actual text of the Advertisement, all of which is entirely supported by the public record,” wrote American Principles Fund attorney Douglas Chalmers Jr. “Indeed, the principle (sic) source for the advertisement is Ms. Cheney’s own recorded words, as broadcast on national television.”

The ad has not been pulled, is on the air statewide, and all schedules are running as ordered, said Sarah Huckabee Sanders, spokeswoman for the super PAC.

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