AR-02: Elliott Gets Cartoony On Timmy!, But D-G Rejects Ad

25 Oct

Joyce Elliott is staying on offense during the final week of campaigning in her AR-02 congressional race with Karl Rove protege Timmy! Griffin, continuing a trend we’ve been been reporting. Per a campaign press release on her website, we find out about a hub-bub caused last week when her staff submitted a political cartoon adverstisement for placement in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

The Elliott campaign intended to purchase a quarter page in the Sunday edition of the newspaper in order to place an ad for the Elliott for Congress campaign titled “Tim Griffin on Jobs.” The cartoon and all the original artwork was created by a staffer on the Elliott campaign.

The campaign took all the proper steps to place a traditional political advertisement including proper size adjustments, “paid for by” disclosure language and citation for every assertion made in the cartoon. The campaign submitted all requested materials before the Thursday deadline.

In a follow up communication, the campaign offered to revise and resubmit if the paper was willing to disclose why the ad was rejected or what could be changed. The official response from the newspaper’s representative stated,  “I cannot tell you what is wrong with the ad; only that we cannot accept the ad in its present form.”

Conservative blogger Jason Tolbert claimed the ad “was so far over the top that [the D-G] passed on it.” However, given the disgusting hatchet-job opportunity afforded to D-G op-ed writer hack Paul Greenberg — which Matt later debunked bit by bit — it’s pretty hard to see how Elliott’s attempt at “humor-with-a-sting” could be seen as “over the top” to this writer.

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