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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-05 06:57 PM
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DNC Schmidt billboard denial is getting good coverage in media.
http://www.democrats.org/a/2005/12/your_billboard_1.php

The Associated Press:

An advertising company that gives most of its political donations to Republicans blocked the Democratic National Committee from putting up billboards criticizing GOP Rep. Jean Schmidt of Ohio.
Lamar Advertising Co. of Baton Rouge, La., refused to put up two billboards in Portsmouth, Ohio, and another in Cincinnati with a picture of Schmidt and the following message: "Shame on you, Jean Schmidt: Stop attacking veterans. Keep your eye on the ball - we need a real plan for Iraq."

The billboards are the result of 7,000 donations, DNC executive director Tom McMahon said, after Schmidt attacked Pennsylvania Rep. John Murtha, a Democrat and Marine veteran, for his call for withdrawal from Iraq. Schmidt was booed off the House floor two weeks ago when she said "cowards cut and run, Marines never do."

Google News shows 46 related articles on the web about Lamar Advertising's rejection of your billboard--that's quite a bit of press. Many of the papers/stations covering the story are from Ohio as well. Malia Rulon wrote a terrific piece about the refusal for the largest newspaper in Jean Schmidt's district, The Cincinnati Enquirer.




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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-05 07:05 PM
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1. It's so nice for schmidthead when
she has the billboard company in her party's pocket.

"I can't believe that (DNC Chairman) Howard Dean didn't know that when they scammed people out of their money," Bennett said."

Dean didn't "scam" me out of my money..I donating willing to get that coward schmidt's face up on billboard chastising her for smearing our Veterans!

"He said Schmidt's office is considering putting up its own billboards to encourage people to support the U.S. troops in Iraq."

Yeah, we have Millions of those little yellow magnetic ribbons that say "Support The Troops" and now people are realizing that "Support The Troops" means bringing them home from a war that was started on bushlies.
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kansasblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-05 11:31 PM
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2. Lamar rejection: the gift that just keeps giving.


And in the end the sign WILL go up somewhere.
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