lee lashes out
Myungsuk Lee, one of many candidates vying to replace Assemblywoman Grace Meng’s soon-to-be-vacated seat, has been battered by a couple recent New York Post articles reporting the existence of prostitution ads in the newspaper he owns, the Korean American Times. But, according to a source monitoring the Korean language media, it seems Mr. Lee is not going to be taking the issue sitting down.
Mr. Lee reportedly held a press conference last Friday arguing that the alleged brothels are, in fact, legal businesses, and said he would seek to file a lawsuit against the Post for defamation and libel. In a translation provided to The Politicker, Mr. Lee further said he would seek a face-to-face discussion with the publication’s management, which he said produces articles ”against Korean-American community at large.”
Mitt Romney released a new Spanish-language ad today, “Country of Immigrants” featuring his son, Craig, discussing the family’s roots in Mexico.
“I’m Craig Romney. I would like to tell you how my father, Mitt Romney, thinks. He values very much that we are a nation of immigrants. My grandfather George was born in Mexico. For our family the greatness of the United States is how we respect and help each other, regardless of where we come from,” Craig says in the ad.
Mark Oxner, a Republican congressional candidate in Florida’s 9th District, released a campaign commercial online today in which he envisions a dark future where his Democratic rival, Alan Grayson “and his progressive cronies” control the House of Representatives. In Mr. Oxner’s ad, entitled “The Future of Lemonade,” a young girl sits with her grandmother on New Year’s Eve in 2013 going through a photo album displaying pictures of things that have been annihilated by liberals.
“Children used to make lemonade to sell on the street to have fun and make a little bit of money,” the grandmother explains. “Until Alan Grayson and his progressive cronies made it impossible for anyone to start a new business, even little children just having fun on a Sunday afternoon.”
The Obama campaign continued their attack on Mitt Romney’s offshore assets and refusal to release more of his tax returns with a new ad this morning entitled “Makes You Wonder.” In the ad, a narrator points to the Vanity Fair investigation of Mr. Romney’s finances and suggests his use of “tax havens,” “offshore accounts” and “carried interest” and his low overall tax rate indicate he may not have “paid any taxes at all” outside of the one year for which he did release returns, 2010.
“Mitt Romney has used every trick in the book. Romney admits that over the last two years he’s paid less than 15% in taxes on $43 million in income. Makes you wonder if some years he paid any taxes at all,” the narrator says as text flashes across the screen showing the years 2005 through 2009 followed by question marks.
In the wake of relentless attacks from the Obama campaign on Mitt Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital and his overseas assets, the Romney campaign released a new television adentitled “What Happened?” featuring footage of President Obama as a candidate four years ago criticizing negative campaigning.
“Four years ago, Candidate Obama spoke out against using ‘stale tactics to scare voters.’ Today, his plan to ‘destroy Romney’ includes dishonest attacks that he hopes will distract voters from his broken promises,” the Romney campaign said in a statement on the ad.
Republicans are using a pair of Democratic heavyweights to fight the Obama campaigns repeated charge that Mitt Romney shipped American jobs overseas as Governor of Massachusetts and through his work with Bain Capital. This morning, the Romney campaign released an ad entitled “No Evidence” citing criticisms of the Obama campaign’s outsourcing attacks featuring footage of Hillary Clinton during the 2008 primary campaign saying, “Shame on you Barack Obama.” The RNC also released a research paper focused on Senator Chuck Schumer criticizing stimulus projects for driving money to “foreign companies.”
Mitt Romney has already shown television audiences what he would do on the first day of his hypothetical presidency, but his newest ads reveals what he’d like to do with his first 100 days in office. Mr. Romney released four variations of an ad entitled “First 100 Days” for audiences in Ohio, Virginia, Iowa and North Carolina. The ads contain different promises for each state.
President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign released a new ad today that they described as “the first in a series of television advertisements that highlight President Obama’s commitment to issues important to women and their families.” The ad begins by touting President Obama’s background as “the son of a single mom” and “proud father of two daughters” before noting that “the first law he signed was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.”
Jorge Robles is running against Democratic California Congresswoman Linda Sanchez in today’s primary and he thinks she should be removed from office. He let his supporters know why with a video entitled “Take Linda Sanchez OUT!” where he repeatedly refers to Ms. Sanchez as a “HOT MESS!!” and uses a machine gun to help make his point.
The Obama campaign released a new ad this morning calling Mitt Romney’s performance as governor of Massachusetts “one of the worst economic records in the country.” In the ad, which is called “We’ve Heard It All Before,” criticism that the state fell to 47th in job creation and fell into debt on Mr. Romney’s watch is interspersed with footage of Mr. Romney campaigning by touting his business record.
“Now, when Mitt Romney talks about what he’d do as president … remember, we’ve heard it all before,” a narrator says in the ad. “Romney economics, it didn’t work then and it won’t work now.”
Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul quickly issued a response calling the ad an attempt to shift the discussion after the weak May jobs report.