A recent ad paid for by a Political Action Committee has prompted an apology from the candidate who was supposed to benefit from the ad.
Kansas Senator Roger Reitz has apologized for an ad from the Kansas Jobs PAC which attacked fellow 22nd district candidate Bob Reader’s choice to home school his children amongst other items.
Senator Reitz said quote ” Politics have become too mean and too personal, and that ad crossed the line.”
Candidate Bob Reader accepted the apology and thanked Senator Reitz for releasing it. Reader explains the campaigns can’t control what the PACs issue saying ” We have both been blamed for the inflammatory attacks of third parties, but neither of us by law can have anything to do with those third party ads.”
Candidate Joe Knopp released this statement. “Because I have refused to pledge my support to the Kansas Chamber and not pledged to support the Kansas Moderates, I have not received any money or “independent” ads to support my campaign. So I have no radio ads or slick mailers to apologize for. ”
In a statement Released on Friday Senator Reitz is asking the Kansas Job PAC to take the ads down. Reader urges voters to listen carefully to the paid for portion of the ads.