Friday, October 31, 2003

Kerry Slams Bush in New Iowa TV Ad
Friday, October 31 - By Liz Sidoti, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry accuses President Bush of being cozy with big business and slams him for giving tax cuts to the wealthy in a new TV commercial set to begin airing in Iowa on Friday night.

"Under George Bush we have a government that works for those at the top — not you," the Massachusetts senator says.

It's Kerry's first ad in Iowa in a month. The latest Iowa poll released Thursday shows him trailing former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean and Rep. Dick Gephardt of Missouri, who are fighting at the top.

The 30-second spot, which is slated to run in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, features Kerry in a shirt and tie talking directly into the camera as sunshine streams through office windows. The campaign would not disclose the cost of the ad or say when it will stop airing.

As he has on the stump, Kerry advocates in the ad rolling back tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and cracking down on corporate corruption.

"George Bush and Dick Cheney let polluters and oil companies rewrite our environmental laws. They defend the loopholes that let corporations avoid taxes by moving jobs overseas."

Bush's tax cuts and Republican tax proposals have been fodder for the other four Democratic presidential candidates who have run TV commercials — Dean, Gephardt, Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina and Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut.

Dean's latest Iowa ad, in which he criticized his opponents for not helping slow the rising costs of prescription drugs, stopped airing in Iowa on Friday after a 10-day run. No Gephardt ads currently are running there, but two Iowa spots by Edwards remain on the air.

Christine Iverson, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, said Kerry should present his plans for the nation's future instead of criticizing Bush.

"He has no message and no agenda of his own. His default position is to attack the president," she said.

Ms Iverson, may I direct you to where you will find John Kerry's message and agenda...

Vote for the Scariest Republican...

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