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Priority Oregon ad violates law, Gov. Kate Brown’s campaign calls on TV stations to remove from air

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August 20, 2018

Christian Gaston,, (971) 285-7011

Priority Oregon ad violates law, Governor Kate Brown’s campaign calls on television stations to remove from air

Portland, OR -- PORTLAND -- Governor Kate Brown’s campaign demanded Monday that Oregon television stations remove a false and inflammatory ad paid for by Priority Oregon in violation of the law.

The ad falsely and directly states “you can sell drugs while running a daycare.” It is illegal to sell drugs at a child care center in Oregon. The Oregon Corrupt Practices Act makes it illegal to makes false statements in television advertisements.

Read the letter to the stations here.

Rep. Knute Buehler, the Republican nominee, also released a new digital ad over the weekend, echoing themes from Priority Oregon’s ad. 

“This latest false attack violates the law. Its authors should be ashamed of themselves,” said Christian Gaston, communications director for the Brown campaign.

“Priority Oregon represents the worst of American politics: secret money funding outrageous lies and mudslinging,” said Gaston. “It’s time for Knute Buehler to stop using Priority Oregon as a campaign attack dog. He should unequivocally denounce this ad and cease his campaign’s effort to coordinate messaging with Priority Oregon.”

“Oregonians also deserve to know who is trying to influence their elections. It’s far past time for Priority Oregon to come clean about who is funding their assault on the Governor and the truth,” said Gaston.

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