The Kathy Dahlkemper camp is seeking an injunction to stop radio ads an anti-abortion groups is running in Erie (background here).
Here's Joe Mandak at the AP:
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Attorneys for U.S. Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper’s campaign want four Erie radio stations to pull an ad by an anti-abortion group that contends Dahlkemper’s vote for health care reform resulted in “the largest expansion of taxpayer-funded abortions ever.”
Americans United for Life stands by the ad, saying Dahlkemper voted to pass a version of the bill that omitted key safeguards to prevent federal funding of abortions.
But Dahlkemper’s lawyers say that’s not true, saying the ad is slanderous, inaccurate and falsifies Dahlkemper’s stance on abortion.
One of the attorneys, Philip Friedman, tells The Associated Press that he’s hoping the stations will honor their FCC license by pulling the ads. But the station manager at WXKC-FM — which received the letter — says stations are sometimes in a legal “gray area” when it comes to running issue ads paid for by a group, instead of a candidate.