Kansas Democrats Upset Over Latest Roberts TV Ad

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas Democrats are accusing Republican Sen. Pat Roberts of breaking a federal campaign finance law with a television ad.

Kansas Democratic Party Executive Director Mike Gaughan filed a complaint Monday with the Federal Election Commission.

Roberts spokeswoman Molly Haase (HAYS) called the complaint "pathetic.''

Part of the ad attacks Democratic candidate Jim Slattery over his work as a lobbyist for the past 14 years.

Democrats argue the disclaimers included at the beginning of the ad aren't enough to show that Roberts takes responsibility for all of its contents.

In his complaint, Gaughan said that violates a 2002 federal requirement known as the "Stand by Your Ad'' provision.

The ad began airing Thursday.

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