Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sodrel threatens to sue Young


Here are key excerpts from the press release (hat tip: WHAS' Joe Arnold)...

We informed the Friends of Todd Young Campaign Tuesday afternoon that we would sue them for defamation if their deliberate, deceptive, and negative ad is not withdrawn by the end of day.

Too often politics has become the art of professional deception. Initially, we were willing to concede that the gross misstatement of Mike's record could be the result of inexperience or misinformation.

However, when Mr. Young is informed that the ad is grossly exaggerated and he continues to air it, such action is obviously deliberate. This all is not a matter of opinion; it is a matter of record....

The tag line, "I'm Todd Young, and I approve this message" makes him responsible for the content. We are going to hold every opponent responsible beginning with Mr. Young.

Three thoughts:
-An interesting move, politically.
-The move is regrettable in that it makes it (even) more difficult for factions of the GOP primary to come together to beat Hill in November.
-And the "every opponent responsible beginning with" reference at the end is odd.


At April 30, 2010 at 10:10 AM , Blogger Jenna said...

what!? Suing over a negative ad? This is getting ugly.
I don't know what's worse - a nasty ad or threatening a lawsuit?

Unfortunately "distoring the record" has become commonplace in political campaigns so it doesn't seem reasonable to sue over it. I guess blatant lies about facts would be another matter.

This could end up being very good for Hankins.

At April 30, 2010 at 1:14 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Sodrel would have been better off not to have entered this race, he is hurting the republican party. I am not surprised after witnessing his previous attempts to run, that he is pulling this stunt.


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