Pro-Walsh super PAC ‘will fight to keep’ anti-Duckworth ad on air
By Natasha Korecki email@example.com October 1, 2012 5:18PM
Updated: October 2, 2012 5:18PM
The Now or Never Political Action Committee said Monday it is battling to keep its ad attacking 8th Congressional District Democratic candidate Tammy Duckworth.
“The Now or Never Political Action Committee (NON-PAC) will fight to keep the ads on the air,” a release from the PAC said.
The release was issued after the Duckworth campaign put out a release saying that WLS-TV Channel 7 would not run the ad.
The super PAC already has spent more than $800,000 in an ad buy for U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, R-McHenry, in his bid for re-election and is spending another considerable chunk in this run.
At least one other station is planning to run the ad. Larry Wert, NBC-Universal general manager, told the Sun-Times that it is airing the same commercial that is under dispute.
“We cleared the spot; it will air tonight,” Wert said.
WLS, however, has not yet publicly said whether it has indeed decided not to run the commercial. And a spokesman from Now or Never said that WLS hasn’t sent a confirmation that the station is considering pulling it. “They are required to give us notice,” said spokesman Tyler Harber.
A Duckworth spokeswoman, Kaitlin Fahey, initially said a “source” from WLS said it would be pulled.
When pressed, she said this:
“WLS made the decision not to run the ad without having been contacted by our campaign. We are reaching out to stations now to let them know that the ad is inaccurate and should not be aired. This is the same ad that other stations are running.”