September 10, 2020

ICYMI – Kansas Reflector: Marshall’s GOP Campaign Hijacks, Manipulates Videos in Bid to Discredit Bollier

From misleading and jeopardizing Kansans’ safety on COVID-19, voting against funding the USPS and the vital services it provides, and supporting a lawsuit that would strip health care from 94,000 Kansans, Roger Marshall is losing on the issues that matter most to working Kansans,” said KDP Spokesperson Reeves Oyster. “Kansans can see this ad for what it is: a distraction from Marshall’s disastrous, out-of-touch record.”

Key Quotes from the Kansas Reflector: 

  • The U.S. Senate campaign of Republican candidate Roger Marshall defended Wednesday an attack ad against Democrat Barbara Bollier on abortion, gun and immigration policy that relies on aggressively edited video clips of Bollier to distort her remarks about health care, public service and honesty among politicians.
  • The Bollier nugget relied upon by Marshall had nothing to do with guns.
  • “This ad is deceptive and actually manipulates video to put words — quite literally — into Barbara’s mouth,” De Luca said. “He can’t beat Barbara on the issues, so he misleads and distorts her record instead. It’s clear that Congressman Marshall has learned all the wrong lessons from his friends in D.C.”
  • “This ad, in and of itself, is deceptive,” Beatty said. “It’s misleading, despite the caveat.”
  • The Marshall ad denouncing Bollier running in Kansas markets at a 10-day cost of about $115,000 also misappropriated Bollier’s comments about the need for bipartisanship and the value of public service.
  • In the 2016 Republican primary in the 1st District won by Marshall, his campaign ran a 30-second commercial designed to damage voters’ perception of incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp. The ad from Marshall featured a series of fabricated newspaper headlines that described Huelskamp in negative terms.
  • In response, the Hutchinson News printed this: “Here’s a real headline for Roger Marshall: His campaign ad is misleading.”

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