Pro-Lamb Super PAC Misfires in Attack Ad Against Fetterman

Posted on AllSides April 7th, 2022
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A super PAC supporting Rep. Conor Lamb for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania made two misleading claims about the Democratic front-runner, John Fetterman, one of which resulted in a Philadelphia TV station pulling the ad.

The ad claims Fetterman is “a self-described democratic socialist.” Fetterman has not described himself that way, and the NPR story cited in the ad now carries a correction.

The ad also claims “Fetterman’s been called a silver-spoon socialist.” He has, by the chairman of the Pennsylvania Republican Party, who also warned in 2018 that electing Lamb...

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