for Growth PAC
"Back to Vermont"
Red Sea, LLC
off-screen: What do you think of Howard Dean's plans to raise taxes
on families by nineteen hundred dollars a year?
Husband: What do I think?
Well, I think Howard Dean should take his tax hiking, government-expanding, latte-drinking, sushi-eating, volvo-driving, New York Times-reading...
Wife: ...body-piercing, Hollywood-loving, left-wing freak show back to Vermont, where it belongs.
Husband: Got it?
Announcer: Club for Growth PAC is responsible for the content of this advertising.
|On the screen: Husband and wife walking from a barber shop. The husband speaks, then the wife. Closes with text screen "Say NO to Howard Dean's GIANT TAX Increase."|
Observations: The Club for Growth reported it had "budgeted over
$100,000 for this phase of the ad campaign." According to the group's
press release, "The new Club for Growth PAC ad is believed to be the first
to use 'hard' dollars for a genuine issue ad as required by the new free
speech restrictions in the recently adopted campaign finance legislation."
This ad was shot in Iowa.
On Jan. 7, 2004 Gephardt for President campaign manager Steve Murphy released this statement on the Club for Growth television ad:
"The truth of the matter is, the Club for Growth's attack ad against Howard Dean has one purpose and one purpose only: to help Howard Dean.