Obama Campaign Pulls Down Negative Ads After CO Shooting
10:27 AM, Jul 20, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Campaign spokesman Jen Psaki said, on Air Force One, that President Obama's reelection campaign has asked affiliates to pull down negative ads in the wake of the movie theater shooting in Colorado.
"We have asked affiliates to pull down our contrast advertising for the time being," Psaki said, according to the pool report. "It takes time for stations to be able to do this, but we are making every effort."
It's not clear whether the negative ads are being pulled accross the country, or just in Colorado.
UPDATE: The Obama campaign says it's only pulling down negative ads that are on air in Colorado.
UPDATE II: An Obama campaign official says all ads in Colorado are coming down. "We have asked affiliates in Colorado to pull down all of our advertising for the time being. Not just contrast spots. It takes time for stations to be able to do this, but we are making every effort."