Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc.

"Cheney Halliburton"
30-second ad run starting Sept. 17, 2004 in OR, coinciding with Cheney's visit, and in battleground states the next week.


[Music] Dick Cheney:  I have no financial interest in Halliburton of any kind and haven’t had now for over three years.
Male Announcer: The truth: 

As vice president, Dick Cheney received $2 million from Halliburton.

Halliburton got billions in no bid contracts in Iraq. 

Cheney got $2 million.  What did we get? 

A $200 billion dollar bill for Iraq.  Lost jobs.  Rising health care costs.

[Music upbeat] It's time for a new direction.

John Kerry.  Stronger at home.  Respected in the world.
John Kerry: I'm John Kerry and I approve this message.
On the screen
Notes and Observations stated,

"The fact is, Cheney doesn't gain a penny from Halliburton's contracts, and almost certainly won't lose even if Halliburton goes bankrupt...

"The ad claims Cheney got $2 million from Halliburton "as vice president," which is false.  Actually, nearly $1.6 million of that was paid before Cheney took office.  More importantly, all of it was earned before he was a candidate, when he was the company's chief executive."