Posted at 1:08 PM on October 3, 2006
by Tom Scheck
DFL congressional candidate Patty Wetterling is running a new TV ad focusing on the Congressional page scandal regarding former Florida Congressman Mark Foley. As you know, Wetterling held a news conference yesterday calling on any member of Congress to resign if they know that Foley was sending e-mails and text messages to House pages. Here's the release touting the ad:
New Wetterling ad responds to House leadership cover-up ANOKA, Minn. On Tuesday, child safety advocate and 6th District congressional candidate Patty Wetterling released a new TV ad, titled Crimes, that responds to the House leaderships cover-up of the ex-Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla) scandal. I am appalled by the leaderships response to this crime, says Wetterling, and I have demanded a criminal investigation of the matter and the immediate expulsion of any congressman involved in this crime or cover-up. Protecting Americas children from predators has been my work for 17 years, she adds. Americans can be certain that whether its their house or the US House, I will not rest until our children are safe.
They also released the text from the ad:
It shocks the conscience. Congressional leaders have admitted covering-up the predatory behavior of a congressman who used the internet to molest children. For a over a year they knowingly ignored the welfare of children to protect their own power. For 17 years, Patty Wetterling has fought for tougher penalties against those who harm children. Thats why shes demanding a criminal investigation and the immediate expulsion of any Congressman involved in this crime or cover-up. I'm Patty Wetterling and I approved this message.
Wetterling is running against Republican Michele Bachmann and Independence Party member John Binkowski for the open seat in Minnesota's Sixth Congressional District.
Wetterling's sound bites are improving. This is the best yet:
"Americans can be certain that whether it's their house or the US House, I will not rest until our children are safe."
Use it often, Patty. You've only got a month left.