Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sen. Roberts won't debate, just slimes Jim Slattery in lying ads

Thursday, September 25, 2008 Abbie Hodgson, 785.215.0530

Roberts Delivers More of the Same with New Ad
Effort to mislead voters transparent and ineffective

Topeka, KS- U.S. Senator Pat Roberts released a new television ad today attacking his opponent, Jim Slattery. The ad is similar to Roberts' previous ads that attack Slattery in an effort to mislead voters.

"Pat continues to distort my record in an effort to mislead Kansas voters," Slattery said. "He is attacking me in an attempt to distract voters from the real issues at hand in this election- the crumbling economy, record high energy prices, and staggering health care costs."

Misleading Attack: Slattery missed votes in 1994.
Truth: Slattery was running for governor in 1994 and was at home traveling across Kansas talking to voters. Prior to 1994, Slattery had a stellar attendance record of over 97%. Similarly, Sam Brownback, John McCain, and Barrack Obama have all missed votes while running for office.

Misleading Attack: Slattery raised the federal gas tax by 30%.
Truth: As part of the Deficit Reduction Act, Slattery voted to raise the federal gas tax by 4.3 cents at a time when gas cost $1.02 a gallon.

Misleading Attack: Slattery cast the deciding vote for Clinton's massive tax increase.
Truth: Slattery voted in favor of the Deficit Reduction Act that helped balance the budget and ushered in eight years of the greatest prosperity in American history.

Misleading Attack: Slattery granted amnesty to million of aliens.
Truth: Slattery joined Kansas Republican Senators Bob Dole and Nancy Kassebaum in voting in favor of a compromise immigration bill that was signed into law by Republican President Reagan.

"It's easy for Sen. Roberts cast stones, but the bottom line is that he is an ineffective leader who has time and again taken the easy road and voted no," Slattery said. "Kansas deserves a leader who has a strong backbone and is willing to make difficult votes to advance legislation that is in the best interest of our country."

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