Don’t Let California Get Dede’d
GOProud Unveils Advertising Campaign Against Tom Campbell: “Wrong on Taxes”
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, GOProud, the only national organization representing gay conservatives and their allies, unveiled a new advertising campaign against U.S. Senate candidate and former Rep. Tom Campbell (R-CA). “Tom Campbell refuses to sign the pledge not to raise taxes, supported increasing the income tax on California voters, and proposed a 32 cents a gallon increase in the gas tax,” said Jimmy LaSalvia, Executive Director of GOProud. “What kind of Republican refuses to sign the pledge not to raise taxes? Even a liberal like Dede Scozzafava was willing to do so. California voters deserve to know the truth about Tom Campbell.”
The ad, entitled “Wrong on Taxes,” will initially air as a web ad targeting the most likely Republican primary voters. The group plans to run the ad on television and radio, as well as on the web.
Last year, Dede Scozzafava’s candidacy divided Republicans and cost the party a seat in Congress. “Tom Campbell is Dede without the dress. A candidate with artificially high poll numbers and a record far outside the Republican main stream,” continued LaSalvia.
“The more Republican primary voters learn about Tom Campbell, the more it will become clear that his nomination would be a disaster for our party,” said LaSalvia. “Tom Campbell’s candidacy would divide the Republican Party at a time when we need to be united to turn back Barbara Boxer and her Democratic colleagues’ radical left wing agenda on Capitol Hill.”
“WRONG ON TAXES” (:30 Seconds)
Announcer: “Last year liberal “Republican” Dede Scozzafava’s candidacy divided the GOP and cost Republicans a seat in Congress.”
Announcer: “Like Dede liberal Tom Campbell has a voting record far outside the Republican mainstream.”
Announcer: “But there is a difference.”
Announcer: “Even a liberal like Dede was willing to sign the Pledge not to raise taxes. Something Tom Campbell refuses to do.”
Announcer: “In fact, Tom Campbell has proposed increasing taxes on California families.”
Announcer: “Tom Campbell: Wrong on Taxes, Wrong for Republicans, Wrong for California”
Announcer: “GOProud is responsible for the content of this advertising”