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PA GOP: Dahlkemper Continues to Mislead Voters on Opposition to Wall Street Bailouts

PA GOP: Dahlkemper Continues to Mislead Voters on Opposition to Wall Street Bailouts

FactCheck.Org Releases Statement Calling Dahlkemper’s Claims

“Baloney” and “Fairly Misleading as Well”
HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper’s continued attempts to mislead voters on her record:
“After being warned by a month ago that her statements were false and misleading, Congresswoman Dahlkemper now seems to be deliberately manipulating the facts in a desperate attempt to stop the growing voter animosity in her district,” Gleason said. “In office for nearly a year and a half, Dahlkemper has proven herself to be a rubber stamp for Nancy Pelosi’s job-killing agenda that has had crippling effects on our economy. With the facts against her, she is now trying to manipulate history hoping that her constituents will forget her out-of-touch voting record. Voters know that Mike Kelly is the only candidate with a proven track record of creating jobs who’s committed to bringing fiscal responsibility to Washington. On November 2nd, Congresswoman Dahlkemper will hear that message loud and clear.”

Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper had been warned by campaign watchdog about her misleading statements regarding the Wall Street bailouts in early September, but has continued to tout misleading political ads claiming she voted “against the bailout that helped Wall Street.”

The statement from September 3rd calls out Dahlkemper directly, stating:
“Democratic Bailout Baloney… 

The final House vote on the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 took place on Oct. 3, 2008. The bill passed, 263-171. None of the five lawmakers who are running these ads is listed in the roll call vote. That’s because none of them had taken office yet – in fact, none of them would even be elected for another month.

So what are they talking about?It’s fairly simple, and fairly misleading as well. All five of the candidates are claiming opposition to the $700 billion “bailout” because of a vote that occurred months after Congress approved, and President Bush signed, the TARP law.Then, in an apparent case of amnesia, the Dahlkemper campaign is again trying to confuse voters.
Partial transcript of new Dahlkemper Ad:

“Now, my opponent’s allies say I never voted on the bailout, well here’s the bill, I voted against it.”

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