WEST PALM BEACH, FL — Today, TV station WPTV decided to take down a false, misleading, and deceptive attack ad paid for by the Young Guns super PAC in support of Adam Hasner.
“Stations have an obligation to protect the public from false, misleading and deceptive advertising, and the station here recognized that the advertisement in question was all three,” said Joshua Karp, spokesman for Frankel for Congress.
“When it’s this easy for untraceable money to enter our political system, our democracy suffers. I’m pleased that WPTV has decided to take down this attack ad, which twists my record as mayor of West Palm Beach. My opponent knows the only way he can win is with cheap negative attacks, because his support of the Ryan budget that ends Medicare as we know it is indefensible. South Florida voters deserve better than Adam Hasner and his allies’ deceptive TV ads,” said Frankel.
In his first ad, released this week, Adam Hasner mislead voters by promising to refuse a pay increase, when in fact he voted for 4 pay increases.
Now, Eric Cantor and Adam Hasner’s attack dog, Young Guns Action Fund, is lying again, accusing Frankel of running a “budget deficit” as mayor of West Palm Beach. The fact is that cities in Florida must maintain balanced budgets, and Frankel balanced the West Palm Beach budget 8 years in a row.
“It’s clear now that no one can trust Adam Hasner’s campaign. He and his shadowy bankrollers have repeatedly stepped over the line, smearing Lois’s record to distract voters from his plans to cut education, cut women’s health care, and force seniors to negotiate with insurance companies, charging them $6,000 more a year,” said Karp.