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Jealous campaign asks TV stations to stop running Republican attack ads, calling them 'false'

Jealous campaign asks TV stations to stop running Republican attack ads, calling them 'false'

Objecting to a new attack ad, a lawyer for Democrat Ben Jealous’ campaign for governor said Thursday that he sent letters to local TV stations asking them to pull the ad he says was deceptively edited to paint Jealous as a “socialist.”

The ad, paid for by the Republican Governors Association, includes an edited clip of an interview Jealous did with MSNBC to make it look like Jealous was embracing socialism, not rejecting it.

The ad repeatedly quotes Jealous telling an interviewer: “Go ahead, call me a socialist,” but it leaves out Jealous’ next sentence: “That doesn’t change the fact I’m a venture capitalist.”

The Jealous campaign calls the ad deceptive...

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