NRSC demands Louisiana stations pull ad trying to link Bill Cassidy to Koch brothers
By Rebecca Berg | Washington Examiner
The National Republican Senatorial Committee will send a letter to 34 Louisiana network affiliates Thursday requesting that an attack ad produced by the pro-Democratic Senate Majority PAC be pulled from television, and threatening legal action if it isn’t.
The letter, penned by NRSC general counsel Megan Sowards, charges that the ad is “patently false.”
“Since the Senate Majority PAC advertisement contains false and misleading statements, we hereby demand that your station stop airing this advertisement immediately,” the letter reads. “If you are unwilling to do so, we reserve the right to pursue any appropriate legal action and request an explanation of the basis of your decision in law or station policy.”
The ad, part of a recent $3 million blitz by Senate Majority PAC in Louisiana and North Carolina, attempts to tie Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy to Charles and David Koch, the wealthy brothers whose pro-Republican group, Americans for Prosperity, has so far spent more than $30 million attacking Democrats in key Senate battleground states, including Louisiana.