Archive for Saturday, October 25, 2008

Jordan ad cites story unrelated to election

October 25, 2008


Election 2008

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A television campaign ad by Republican Nick Jordan that criticizes Democratic U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore over current economic problems cites a Lawrence Journal-World article that had nothing to do with the political race.

In the ad, a narrator says, "Dennis Moore, his failures put our economy in crisis." The ad then shows the words "economic crisis" and "Journal-World, 10/14/08."

But the story the ad apparently refers to had nothing to do with Moore, Jordan or the 3rd District congressional contest.

The story in the paper that day about the economic crisis featured survivors of the Great Depression and their memories of that period.

Jordan's campaign said it saw nothing wrong. "The quote says that there is an economic crisis, and that is all that we were pointing out," said Dustin Olson, Jordan's campaign manager.

Jordan, a state senator from Shawnee, and Moore, a five-term incumbent, are facing off for the district that includes east Lawrence and Johnson and Wyandotte counties.

Jordan has accused Moore of being partly to blame for the nation's financial problems, saying he failed to provide proper oversight as a member of the House Financial Services Committee. He has also criticized Moore's vote for the $700 billion financial rescue package approved this month.

Moore has said he has fought for tougher financial regulations, and said the rescue plan was necessary to help the nation's economy.


AjiDeGallina 9 years, 5 months ago

rroland, you said Dennis is a liar, then you did not mention any lies, just decisions you disagree with.Perhaps you are a liar.

Godot 9 years, 6 months ago

Another political ad masquerading as a news article. Dennis Moore had better count the cost of a half page ad as a contribution from the JW.

Phil Minkin 9 years, 6 months ago

Hey Rich, I don't know what planet you're from if you think the LJW is a bastion of liberal thought. Dolph is a Republican and rants for them on a regular basis. The idea of a candidate, even a repug, misappropriating the paper's name is cause for concern.

situveux1 9 years, 5 months ago

Right, Democrats block Fannie and Freddie oversight and it's the Republicans fault. More government regulation, that'll do the trick. It's worked so well in France with 10%+ unemployment. I mean, while we're at it, let's go ahead and go all the way. It's worked so well for Cuba and the Soviets. I mean, China's becoming a powerhouse economy and I'm sure it's because they instituted MORE government oversight and regulations rather than LESS.Makes perfect sense.

james bush 9 years, 6 months ago

Methinks this newspaper doth complain too much! What's the point in even getting in the middle of the politcal race over trivia?!

jhawkfan05 9 years, 6 months ago

I really dont know who this freakin Jordon idot is but is pretty bad when they are calling your home phone to campaign for your vote!!! Last evening we were watching TV and our home phone rings and the called ID stated JORDON FOR CONGRESS...Dont know who to contact but they need to quit with the phone calls!!!

Rich Lorenzo 9 years, 6 months ago

Does this writer just ask the Democrat Party what he should write every day? I have never seen a positive article written about an R. This is another attempt to slander any R that has a chance of winning.

LiberalDude 9 years, 6 months ago

Jordon should just quit wasting his money on ads. He's going to lose.

Phillbert 9 years, 6 months ago

Yes, how dare anyone point out Nick Jordan's latest deception. He should be allowed to lie with impunity.

RRoland 9 years, 5 months ago

Don't forget. It is Dennis Moore that is the liar. He preaches about how the national debt is too high and how Congress should stop deficit spending. Then he votes for a $700 billion Wall Street bailout. First banks, then insurance companies, now automakers are lining up for Dennis Moore's taxpayer funded gub'ment cheese. Jordan cannot be worst than the ultimate hypocrite--Dennis Moore.

antney 9 years, 6 months ago

GOP allowed the financial crisis to occur with their "less government" agenda and now try to blame Democrats for putting out the fire?That's like blaming fire fighters for using too much water?

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