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Childers Reacts To AFF Ad

September 15, 2010
tags: 2010 House, Alan Nunnelee, American Future Fund, Bennie Thompson, Bill Marcy, MS-01, MS-02, Travis Childers
by Brett

Rep. Travis Childers blasted the group American Future Fund in a press release yesterday as they began airing ads critical of the incumbent. Childers said the group is hoping to “manipulate independent-minded North Mississippians.”

His communications director offered this statement: “Secretive outside groups like the AFF, that are also supporters of Alan Nunnelee, think they can tell North Mississippians what to believe clearly aren’t familiar with Mississippi voters. North Mississippians are independent-minded people and they don’t like to be told what to do, especially by groups that could be backed by big companies or foreign entities. The people of the First District know Travis Childers personally. They’ll make up their own minds about this race.”

As far as we know the DCCC, which has already reserved air time to support Childers/ oppose Nunnelee, has not begun airing ads yet. We will see if the Congressman makes a similar statement when they do.

Marcy hits Thompson on abortion. Bill Marcy’s camp released a campaign spot yesterday targeting Rep. Bennie Thompson’s record on abortion. I am told the ad will run throughout Hinds county and surrounding Jackson areas.

** Speaking of Marcy, he also sent out this presser talking about his plans for education.

Childers and Nunnelee to debate. In response to a question posed on his Facebook page, Alan Nunnelee stated that he will be debating Travois Childers on October 12 at Ole Miss. A time and location has yet to be finalized. We also do not know if any other debates are in the works.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. just sayin' permalink
    September 15, 2010 11:22 pm

    Ok, this response didn’t even address the issues raised in the ad. I didn’t really care for the spot, but this “response” just says secret groups are attempting to manipulate voters, but doesn’t refute anything mentioned. With that said, since Nunnelee hasn’t gone negative I wish others would also avoid going negative.

    Childers seems more and more desperate. And he’s yet to have an answer for any of the tough questions. Starting to wonder if he doesn’t sense it slipping? Looking forward to the debate in Oxford.

    • marmie permalink
      September 16, 2010 10:03 am

      just saying, how can I get tickets to the debate?

      • September 16, 2010 11:12 am

        I’m sure we’ll hear more on it closer to the date.

  2. A. G. Baddley permalink
    September 17, 2010 9:34 pm

    What I would like to know is why not allow all candidates to be involved in the so called debate?
    How can it be justified when there are many many voters who will not vote for either of the so called main stream parties, and thier choices are being left out. It is only fair to ALL Mississippians to hear as many sides as possible to be able to make an informed decision, based on ALL TRUE INFORMATION that is available.

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