Paul Kerr Campaign Calls on TV stations to pull false Super PAC Ad Allied with Sara Jacobs
April 5, 2018
Paul Kerr Campaign Manager: "We're hopeful that all stations will do the right thing and pull this incredibly false and misleading ad. We also call on the Jacobs campaign to join us in our belief that outside Super PACs have no business in this election."
San Diego, CA- On behalf of the Paul Kerr Campaign, Kauffman Legal Group has sent a letter to television stations in Southern California demanding that they pull a false and misleading television advertisement in support of Sara Jacobs that was paid for by the Super Pac, "Women Vote!"
The advertisement makes false claims about Sara Jacobs' resume. These claims have already been debunked by the San Diego Union Tribune.
The advertisement claims that Jacobs worked at the State Department for President Obama and advised on National Security. The Union Tribune (March 27, 2018) wrote that "Jacobs actually worked for 19 months at IEA Corporation" and never actually worked at the State Department or for President Obama.
The Tribune also wrote that "Jacobs, however, was a junior employee working for a government contractor and federal regulations prohibited her from making policies."
The letter states that stations have a duty to protect the public from false, misleading or deceptive advertising and failing to prevent the airing of the ad may be an abdication of licensee responsibility.
Paul Kerr's Campaign Manager Andrew Grunwald said, "We're hopeful that all stations will do the right thing and pull this incredibly false and misleading ad. We also call on the Jacobs campaign to join us in our belief that outside Super PACs have no business in this election. Democrats should be better than the Koch brothers. She should immediately demand that this outside Super PAC stay out of California. Let's make this election about real issues and leave this up to Southern California voters."
Paul is a Vietnam-era, Navy Veteran who served on a destroyer out of San Diego that patrolled the coast of Vietnam shortly after that war ended. He's lived in San Diego County for over 43 years. Having worked his way through college, Paul is a proud alumnus of San Diego State University. For the past 20 years, Paul has been an owner of a very successful, San Diego-based, small business.
California's 49th Congressional District stretches from UCSD in the south, through northern, coastal San Diego County and Camp Pendleton to Orange County's Dana Point and Ladera Ranch in the north.
You can visit Paul Kerr's website at: www.PaulKerrForCongress.com