May 28, 2010

Carly Fiorina Launches New Television Ad: “Instead”

SACRAMENTO, CA – With just 11 days to go until Election Day, U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today launched a new 30-second statewide television advertisement titled “Instead” that contrasts her fiscal conservatism with Tom Campbell’s record of support for tax hikes. The ad starts airing statewide today.

“Tom Campbell is a fiscal conservative in name only. He has a long record of support for tax increases and refuses to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge because he wants to leave the door open to voting for a tax increase as a U.S. senator,” said Carly for California Deputy Campaign Manager for Communications Julie Soderlund. “Carly Fiorina is a true fiscal conservative. She has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and will not vote to increase taxes. California voters have a clear choice in this primary between Carly Fiorina, who understands that more taxes and more government are not the answer, and Tom Campbell, who has supported both for more than two decades.”

“Instead” is the fourth in a series of television ads Fiorina has launched during the primary campaign. Her other three ads include “Work” and “Jobs,” which were launched earlier this month, and “Something Done,” which was launched in early April.”

Click here to watch “Instead.”

FACTS ABOUT “INSTEAD”

VOICEOVER:
Thinking of voting Tom Campbell? Even though he refused to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge?

GRAPHIC:
Tom Campbell for Senate?
Tom Campbell
Refused to sign taxpayer protection pledge
Fox & Hounds, 1/19/10

FACTS:
Campbell Publicly Refused To Sign A No-Tax Pledge As Launched His Senate Campaign In January 2010. “Campbell, however, said he would not sign a No-Tax Pledge because, he argued, no one can anticipate every situation that might arise.” (Joel Fox, “Campbell Defends Fiscal Record As He Campaigns For U.S. Senate,” Fox & Hounds, 1/19/10)

VOICEOVER:
And for twenty years, pushed higher gas, sales and income taxes?

GRAPHIC:
TOM CAMPBELL
Higher gas, sales and income taxes
AP, 6/27/97; LA Times, 10/12/09; HR 2889, 7/13/89; OC Register, 3/9/92

FACTS:
In Congress, Tom Campbell Voted Against The First Major Tax Cut Since The Reagan Administration In 1981. “In all, the measure would cut taxes by $135 billion over five years, the first major cut since Ronald Reagan’s administration in 1981. The reductions would be partially offset by increases totaling $50 billion, an extension of an expiring airline ticket tax among them. … On final passage, the bill was supported by 226 Republicans and 27 Democrats in the House. Opposed were 177 Democrats, Republican Tom Campbell of California and Rep. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the House’s lone independent.” (David Espo, “House Approves Tax Plan Worth Billions In Cuts,” The Associated Press via The Daily Press, 6/27/97)

Campbell Wants The “Flexibility” To Raise Taxes. “[Campbell] won’t take the ‘no tax’ pledge because that would ‘handcuff’ a governor. He wants ‘flexibility.’ In fact, he proposed a one-year gas tax increase to balance the state budget rather than borrow and raid local treasuries.” (George Skelton, “What If He Had The Money,” Los Angeles Times, 10/12/09)

As A Member Of Congress In 1989, Campbell Introduced A Bill To Increase The Tax On Gasoline. (H.R. 2889, “To Amend The Internal Revenue Code Of 1986 To Increase The Tax On Leaded Gasoline,” 101st Congress, 7/13/89)

Campbell Maintains He “Never Voted For A Tax Increase” Because His Federal Gas Tax Hike Never Came Up For A Vote. “Campbell said he has ‘never voted for a tax increase. Never.’ However, he was the author of a bill in 1989 to raise the federal sales tax on leaded gasoline by 6 cents a gallon. Campbell spokesman Greg Stohr said last week that there is no inconsistency; the gasoline-tax bill never made it to a vote.” (“The Candidates & The Issue: Federal Taxes,” The Orange County Register, 3/9/92)

VOICEOVER:
Carly did sign the pledge.
Sarah Palin endorsed Carly Fiorina, instead.

GRAPHIC:
Sarah Palin endorsed Carly Fiorina

FACTS:
Fiorina Signed The Taxpayer Protection Pledge On The Day She Announced Her Candidacy. “As a senator, Fiorina said she would not vote for any tax increase under any circumstances. ‘Let me make clear: I oppose tax increases of any kind. That is why I signed the Americans for Tax Reform taxpayer protection pledge on the day I announced my candidacy,’ she said. ‘That is something one of my primary opponents, Tom Campbell, refuses to do. He says he doesn’t want his hands tied. I frankly think the voters of California want our hands tied.’” (John Marelius, “GOP Senate Candidate Fiorina Touts Experience In Business,” The San Diego Union-Tribune, 4/2/10)

Palin Endorses Fiorina. “Sarah Palin is endorsing former Hewlett-Packard executive Carly Fiorina in the GOP’s U.S. Senate primary in California. The former vice presidential candidate says on her Facebook page that Fiorina’s experience running a major corporation is sorely lacking in Washington. She describes Fiorina as a fiscal conservative who believes that when government grows, the private sector shrinks under the burden of debt.” (Kevin Freking, “Palin endorses Fiorina in California Senate race,” Associated Press, 5/6/10)

VOICEOVER:
She called Campbell “a liberal,” “…who seems to bear almost no difference to Boxer.”

GRAPHIC:
TOM CAMPBELL
“…seems to bear almost no difference to Boxer.” – Sarah Palin 5/6/10

FACTS:
Gov. Sarah Palin: “I Support Carly As She Fights Through A Tough Primary Against A Liberal Member Of The GOP Who Seems To Bear Almost No Difference To Boxer, One Of The Most Left-Wing Members Of The Senate.” “The former Alaska governor alluded to the other Republicans in the race, but did not mention them by name. ‘I’m a huge proponent of contested primaries, so I’m glad to see the contest in California’s GOP, but I support Carly as she fights through a tough primary against a liberal member of the GOP who seems to bear almost no difference to Boxer, one of the most left-wing members of the Senate,’ Palin wrote.” (Andy Barr, “Palin Backs Fiorina In California,” Politico, 5/6/10)

GRAPHIC:
FactsAboutTom.com

GRAPHIC:
Vote Carly.

VOICEOVER:
Vote Carly.

GRAPHIC:
Instead.

VOICEOVER:
Instead.

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